South East Essex Quality Improvement Collaborative
Castle Point & Rochford CCG and Southend CCG are working with UCLPartners in 2019 to increase Quality Improvement (QI) capacity and capability across the South East Essex footprint in the ‘South East Essex Quality Improvement Collaborative’.
Quality Improvement is a commitment to continuously improving the quality of healthcare by focusing on the preferences and needs of the people who use the services. It is an evidence-based approach that helps primary care free up time to deliver initiatives and embed new approaches more effectively and efficiently into practice. QI helps GPs, clinicians and other health care staff to make the most of their systems, organisations, talents and expertise to deliver better outcomes for patients.
UCLPartners Primary Care Programme
This programme aims to support partners to develop and implement local initiatives that harness the opportunities presented by the Five-Year Forward View, General Practice Forward View and development of new care models.
UCLPartners runs Quality Improvement Collaboratives (QIC) in partnership with localities, with an aim to support GP practices to improve the quality and safety of the care for their patients by using the philosophy and methods of the science of improvement and in doing so help build a culture of shared learning in the community.
The collaboratives are based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series collaborative model, the key elements of which are joint learning events and practice-level action periods.
Each collaborative is supported by two local QI leads who undergo training in Quality Improvement methodology and tools and will be supported to run QI collaboratives in the future to ensure sustainability of local QI resource.