Gloucestershire Safety and Quality Improvement Academy
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Gloucestershire Safety & Quality Improvement Academy; Gloucestershire Royal Hospital; Robinswood House; Great Western Road; Gloucester; GL1 3NN
The Gloucestershire Safety and Quality Improvement Academy was established at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in June 2015.
Quality Improvement Training
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We are currently delivering training sessions virtually.
About the Academy
Through our courses, our students are provided with the knowledge, the skills, the opportunity and the support to contribute to patient safety and to make practical improvements to the way we provide care in our hospitals.
Our aim is that our structured programmes will contribute to the development of a culture of continuous quality improvement within our Trust, where staff at all levels have the confidence to highlight areas for improvement and then have the skills, knowledge and support to be able to implement improvements.
To develop a patient safety aware workforce with the knowledge, skills and confidence to continually strive for safety and quality improvement and excellence throughout the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Our Strategic Goals
- To improve year on year the safety of our organisation for patients, visitors and staff and the outcomes for our patients
- To improve year on year the experience of our patients
- To further develop a highly skilled, motivated and engaged workforce which continually strives to improve patient care and Trust performance.
GSQIA Human Factors Training Programme – new for 2022!
Human factors workshops run by the GSQIA Human Factors Faculty will be available for all staff from March 2022.
Topics include Introduction to Human Factors, Human Error and Patient Safety, Human Factors for Leaders and Managers and specific workshops for those involved with incidents and investigations.
Go to the Human Factors page for Human Factors Page for more details and booking.
Do you need to raise funds for your Quality Improvement project?
The Charity team at Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity are here to transform the experience for local patients and their families by raising funds for extra care, specialist equipment and improvements to facilities.
You can get in touch with them on 0300 422 3231 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/about-us/support-our-trust/donate-or-fundraise/
About the "Q"
Faculty members and Gloucestershire Hospitals Staff are excited to be participating in the Health Foundation Q initiative:
- Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.
- Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. We’re creating opportunities for people to come together as an improvement community – sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better.
A list of Trust staff who are members of the Q can be found in the Q directory.
Academy of Fab NHS Stuff
The NHS is full of enthusiastic, clever, keen, passionate people with a strong sense of vocation. They want to do the right thing and to do things right. The Academy is the place to share ideas about doing it right, boast about the good stuff and if you have a problem, the place to search for an answer. The NHS is so much better than it gets credit for, is so much more efficient than people think. And, is keen to share, be collegiate, find the good stuff and pass it on. http://www.fabnhsstuff.net
Is your Trust or Organisation looking for Quality Improvement training?
If you would like to enquire about the GSQIA delivering Quality Improvement training to your staff either through access to our scheduled courses or by hosting a course at your facility, please get in touch at ghn-tr.GSQIA@nhs.net.
Please note if your project/poster is picked by an external agency for publication, all fees would be payable from within your own department.