“How do you know if the changes you are making are leading to improvement? Simple: you measure.”
Institute of Healthcare Improvement
Do you work in quality improvement and measure change, demonstrate impact and develop evidence?
Do you find measuring progress and success a challenge?
When it comes to improving quality, and applying quality improvement methodologies, measurement is often perceived as a challenge. However, it can be more straightforward and less time-intensive than expected.
UCLPartners has developed this one-day course to help people running improvement projects to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to successfully measure and evaluate improvement.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for people working in health and social care organisations such as clinicians, including allied health professionals and nurses, managers or administrators, who have previous experience of quality improvement work or quality improvement training.
What does the course cover?
Based on the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s Model for Improvement and Improvement Science, this course will enable you to:
What is measurement for improvement and why is it important?
Develop and define measurable aims
Outcome, process, balancing and qualitative measures
Continuous and attribute data
Measure plan form
Identify logistical challenges
Data collection plan
Common cause and special cause variation
Mean and median
Run charts and SPC charts
Preparing your data
Review and report
Cause and effect analysis
Impact and spread
Planning the next PDSA cycle
Utilising existing resources
The course takes a practical and interactive approach to measurement, and participants will have the opportunity to work through a real-life project that they are currently working on.
Are there any prerequisites?
Participants are expected to be familiar with improvement methodologies, and have a practical understanding of techniques, such as PDSA cycles.
There will be some preparation work ahead of the session to enable you to make the most of the training. This will include:
Identifying an improvement project
Preparing a short summary of the improvement project
Considering measures and measurement challenges relevant to your improvement project
Agreeing to discuss your improvement project with the group throughout the day.
Partner organisations: A £50 deposit is required to secure your place, and will be refunded within 48 hours of attendance or early cancellation. See a list of our partner organisations, here.