Recognised for our quality improvement work

gold medal from Academy of Fab NHS Stuff

Our quality improvement (QI) team has won a gold medal from the Academy of Fab NHS Stuff.

The medal was given due to the QI team’s activity during the academy’s #FabChange21 event which was held at the end of last year. The event asked healthcare trusts to share their good work, so trusts can learn from each other and collaborate.

During the week of activity we shared some of our QI case studies, including our project to increase the number of adults with learning disabilities having annual health checks. We also shared our flashes of brilliance template which allows us to record great ideas which could be replicated by other teams and services.

The academy is a social movement for sharing health and social care ideas, services and solutions that work. The academy urges trusts not to reinvent the wheel, but to reinvent the way we work together.

See our flashes of brilliance on our QI website and please get in touch with the QI team if you have an idea which could be added.

We have also been recognised as a QI influencer on Twitter and in January 2022 we were invited to join a #QITwitter engine room, which is a discussion group for leaders in the field. The group is led by Lou Waters, from the Q Community, who identified us as the third top QI influencer on Twitter during December 2021. If you don’t already follow our QI profile, it is @serviceimpkchft, where our QI team posts news, events, links and comment.