Inpatient collaborative training course planned
An eight-month collaborative training course aimed at inpatient staff has been launched to help teams facilitate changes and improvements in patient care.
Physicians and their teams will be supported to implement improvements in the delivery of care for people with diabetes when in hospital, using an evidence-based approach based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s ‘Breakthrough Series’ model.
They will join with other teams at the learning sessions to share practice and will be updated in methods of implementing and sustaining change for measurable improvements in care. They will receive coaching support in action periods between the sessions.
There will be two cohorts running concurrently, one with taught sessions based at the Holiday Inn Regent’s Park in London and another with sessions based at the RCP North office in Liverpool.
It has been designed for teams of three or four and organisers recommend that they should consist of at least one physician, one manager, and one other healthcare professional or, if possible, a patient.
Participating teams need to have identified one area of care within their service where national benchmarked data shows the need for improvement. Teams must also be committed to meet fortnightly, at a minimum, to progress their project during the improvement collaborative.
Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are spaces for up to 10 teams for each cohort and teams places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.