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This conference focuses on quality accreditation, monitoring and assurance. The conference will support you to develop systems and processes for local accreditation for quality. Accreditation can be used as a tool to encouraging ownership of continuous quality improvement, reduce variation and increase staff pride and team working.
There will be an extended focus on meeting the CQC Quality Statements in line with the new assessment framework.
“Trusts that have implemented successful accreditation programmes report several key benefits from doing so. These are:
• Reduces unwarranted variation by providing an evidence-based, standardised approach to supporting the delivery of care and improving quality. It standardises practice in key processes: for example, patient discharge, patient observations, staffing, risk assessments for patients, audits.
• Increases staff engagement, encourages team working and improves staff morale, leading to reduced turnover, sickness and reliance on temporary staff.
• Helps doctors, nurses, midwives and care staff understand what the expected standards are at Trust, ward and unit level by providing a clear set of standards and a measure of how well quality care is being delivered
• Provides ward-to- board assurance on the quality of care and demonstrates compliance with fundamental standards which enables preparedness for external inspections.
• Creates a platform for continuous improvement in patient safety and patient experience, and encourages staff engagement in local quality improvement projects.
• Improves accountability and encourages shared governance by enabling a focus on the key risks associated with the delivery of care as well as by identifying excellent practice.
• Provides a platform for shared learning so that wards and units can learn from each other and disseminate excellent practice.
• Creates a culture of pride and accomplishment and supports collective leadership, personal and professional development.”
"Your organization will only make meaningful and sustainable quality improvements when people at every level feel a shared desire to make processes and outcomes better every day, in bold and even imperceptible ways.”
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2021
This conference will enable you to
Network with colleagues who are working to improve quality through local monitoring and accreditation
Learn from outstanding practice in quality improvement and accreditation
Reflect on a patient perspective on the role of people with lived experience in quality monitoring and improvement
Improve the selection and use of quality metrics and indicators
Develop your quality leadership skills and empower and support staff to meet standards
Identify key strategies for aligning Quality Accreditation with updated CQC Quality Statements
Understand how to embed a Quality Culture and translate the CQC Quality Statements into Frontline Service Delivery: Examples of practice
Develop and use quality dashboards
Practical advice for undertaking CQC Self Assessment
Learn from examples at ward, directorate and organisational level
Embedding a culture of quality improvement
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes