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Gloucestershire Safety & Quality Improvement Academy; Gloucestershire Royal Hospital; Robinswood House; Great Western Road; Gloucester; GL1 3NN

The Gloucestershire Safety & Quality Improvement Academy was established at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in June 2015.

Graduation and Awards – 30th September 2019

The 14th GSQIA Graduation and Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, 30th of September 2019 from 9:30am – 12.30pm in the Lecture Hall at Redwood Education Centre, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

The award ceremony will mark the end of the 6 month, Silver – Quality Improvement in Action Programme for staff who have been working on their improvement projects across the Trust. This event gives each team the opportunity to share their work and their learning and for the Trust to recognise and celebrate their achievements.

QI Teams will each give a 5 minute poster presentation and compete for the following prizes:

  • Best Quality Improvement Project (a combination of an online vote and on the day voting)
  • The GSQIA Award (judged by a panel)

At the conclusion of the programme participants have also graduated as Silver – Quality Improvement Practitioners, recognised by the presentation of a Silver QI pin badge and a certificate.

You are welcome to drop-in during the morning if you are unable to attend the full event

Further information will be added as it is confirmed and all project summaries and posters will be uploaded on 17th September when the online vote will open for the Best Quality Improvement Project (this award is voted for by you through a combination of an online vote and on the day voting).

Gloucestershire Hospitals Festival of Quality Improvement, Research & Innovation 2019

The 1st Festival of Quality Improvement, Research and Innovation will be held across both Gloucestershire Hospitals sites between 10th September and 12th September. This event aims to showcase a large number of posters in the Atrium at GRH and the café area at SEC to celebrate the fantastic work taking place within the Trust. We have opened our call for abstracts which closes at midday on 30th July. All abstracts will be reviewed by a panel, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a poster to be showcased over the 3 day event.

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About the Academy

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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.

Our Vision

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.

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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 or visit

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.

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