Life QI

Training courses

We run two quality improvement training courses.

Our training is based on the NHS Improvement Act Academy quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) programme.

Courses are open to our colleagues, partner organisations, volunteers, patients and others who use our services. They are for anyone who would like to get involved and to find out more about quality improvement (QI).

1. Choose a course

Decide which course to attend.

2. Get agreement

Get agreement from your line manager.

3. Book your place

Book a place using our online form.

Courses

We run two quality improvement training courses. Many of our 2020 courses are now fully booked, but please do add your name to our waiting list by emailing: kentchft.qi@nhs.net 

Fundamentals one-day course

In this course you will learn the basic theories of quality improvement and will be shown how to start a project of your own.

The course includes an introduction to QI, the opportunity to learn about the QI tools and methodology and helps you to get a project underway. The course equips you with more information on how you can influence change. Participants will learn the know-how to design and implement more efficient and patient-centred services.

It’s a fun and interactive course to learn the key elements of QI.

Please note: Fundamentals courses run from 9am, for registration, with a prompt 9.30am start and aim to finish at 4.30pm.

Fundamentals courses coming up:

  • Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford TN24 8UX - Fully booked
  • Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at Abbots Barton Hotel, 36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3DU - Cancelled
  • Tuesday, 23 June 2020 at Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE - Cancelled
  • Wednesday, 19 August 2020 at Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH - Cancelled
  • Thursday, 22 October 2020 at Ashford International Hotel, Ashford International Hotel Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford TN24 8UX - Fully booked
  • Thursday, 10 December 2020 at Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE - Fully booked

Fundamentals gives an overview of the quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) programme and is focussed on tried and tested improvement tools and approaches which have been successfully used in the UK and internationally. The workshop highlights how you can bring about improvements in the services you provide and those you support.

Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) Practitioners five-day course

This is for those who want to go into more depth, to run complex projects or offer support to others. Participants complete five training days, usually over six months.

It is an NHS Improvement accredited course where participants can learn the skills needed to lead QI projects.

If you would like to add your name to a waiting list for a course which is fully booked please email the QI team at: kentchft.qi@nhs.net

It is aimed at providing participants with the know-how to design and implement more efficient and productive services and processes. It covers tried and tested approaches, tools and techniques.

Dates in 2020:

Cohort 5: Tuesdays at Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE

4 February 2020 - Fully booked

3 March 2020 - Fully booked

13 October 2020 - Fully booked

3 November 2020 - Fully booked

24 November 2020 - Fully booked

Cohort 6: Wednesdays at Abbots Barton Hotel, 36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3DU - Fully booked

2021 (dates to be confirmed) 

Cohort 7: Tuesdays at Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE - Fully booked

2021 (dates to be confirmed)

Working with our partners

Colleagues from partner organisations are welcome to the training events we are holding in quality improvement (QI) – as well as our own staff.

For those interested in learning more about QI we offer a one-day QI fundamentals course and a five-day quality service improvement and redesign (QSIR) practitioners course.

Medical Director Sarah Phillips, said: “We’re offering the training to colleagues external to KCHFT to promote collaboration. Making use of the same tools and techniques provides consistency which benefits all.”

Our own colleagues and external colleagues who would like to book or to find out more should email the Quality Improvement Team on kentchft.qi@nhs.net.

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