A Quality Improvement (QI) programme run by UCLPartners has inspired a GP to develop and run a module on QI as part of a Masters programme to train up new physician associates.
As QI gains momentum, it’s becoming more important that training for healthcare professionals includes QI methodology right from the start. This module, run at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), is a positive step in addressing the need to give quality improvement more prominence in health and science teaching.
Dr Mizan Hoque, a GP in East London and a lecturer at QMUL , took a lead role in a QI Collaborative run by UCLPartners in North Central and North East London in 2017. The Collaborative aimed to build the QI skills and knowledge of staff in GP practices, and promote a collaborative approach, encouraging shared learning and improvements to patient care. As part of the Collaborative, Mizan provided mentorship and support to local GPs and other staff involved in running vital QI projects, such as reducing numbers of patients with hypertension.