Spotlight on QI Sessions at the RCPCH Annual Conference 2017

The annual RCPCH conference returns to Birmingham in 2017 from 24th-26th May. The QI team will be at the conference for all three days running a number of sessions and an exhibition stand.

By meganpeng · May 4, 2017

Wednesday 24 May:

8.00-8.45 (repeated 13.10-13.55) – QI: Learning from Experience

Dr Kate Pryde

A reflection on the process of developing and implementing QI interventions on the example of a patient checklist project in Southampton. This session will be an opportunity to explore the basics of QI using a real life project, demonstrating the challenges involved in putting an intervention design into practice.


11.45-13.00 – How Can Quality Improvement Improve Child Health?

Keynote Speaker:
Dr David Vaughan

The seminar will feature a selection of top QI abstracts submitted to this year’s conference committee in the context of a wider discussion exploring the indispensable role of Quality Improvement in ensuring better healthcare outcomes for children.


Thursday 25 May:

8.00-8.45 (repeated 13.10-13.55) – Practical Approaches to Medication Safety: Innovative Quality Improvement Ideas for Reducing Harm from Medication Error.

Dr Jane Runnacles
Dr Alice Roueche

Did you know that medication errors are the most common reason for harm in paediatrics? Do you know how safe your own department is and how to monitor medication errors? MedsIQ is an initiative from the RCPCH that shares quality improvement approaches to reducing harm from medication error. In this highly interactive session we will share ideas that you can use to measure and improve medication safety in your service.


11.45-13.00 – The Role of Networks and Collaboratives in Developing and Spreading Quality Improvement Initiatives

Dr Dominique Allwood
Dr Ronny Cheung
Dr Peter Lachman
Dr Jane Runnacles
Dr Alice Roueche
Dr Peter-Marc Fortune

The seminar will discuss the importance of having strong networks in sustaining and disseminating QI outcomes, featuring an overview of the topic from Dr Dominique Allwood from the Health Foundation and examples of successful paediatric networks including Making it Safer Together (MiST)MedsIQ and the Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E) collaborative.


Friday 26 May:

11.45-13.30 – One PEWS For All? The Pros and Cons of Adopting a Standard Practice Improvement Measure Nationwide

Nicola Davey
Jayne Wheway
Dr Damian Roland
Dr Linda Clerihew
Dr John Fitzsimons

The seminar will feature a panel of speakers, preceded by presentations, on the advantages and challenges of a national approach to PEWS. We will hear various perspectives on this topic based on studies and practical experience of having implemented national PEWS in Scotland and Wales.