Teaching Sustainable Quality Improvement
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We realise that healthcare workers may have to change their plans at short notice over the next few months. If you book a course and are then unable to attend a workshop due to work pressures, we can offer you a workshop at a later date for no charge.
Health professions curricula increasingly require students and trainees to demonstrate skills for both sustainable healthcare and quality improvement. At the same time, achieving the NHS commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 requires healthcare staff to introduce changes in the workplace and innovate for further carbon reductions.
This short course uses the ‘SusQI’ framework, developed by CSH, to help health professions educators and students to integrate sustainability concepts into mainstream quality improvement teaching. It meets curriculum requirements while also responding to growing concern about the need for the health sector to respond to the climate and ecological emergency, and lead by example. The course is equally applicable to all health professions and to the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Supported by Health Education England, King's College London and the Health Foundation.
“This framework has radically altered how I approach quality improvement, in how I deliver quality improvement to the students I teach, in my own practice and in how I appraise the work of others”
- Noreen Ryan, Domain Lead for Quality Healthcare, Imperial College London School of Medicine
- Undertand the steps for integrating sustainability into Quality Improvement – defining the problem/ setting goals, studying the system, designing the improvement effort and measuring impacts using the triple bottom line;
- Develop skills in applying the SusQI framework to Quality Improvement education;Integrate concepts of sustainable healthcare with recognised Quality Improvement methodologies;
- Explore how SusQI teaching can be designed to provide the best possible learning opportunity and increase learners’ motivation for healthcare improvement;Identify examples of student-led Sustainable Quality Improvement projects of value in your teaching context;
- Learn from SusQI teaching case studies including student-led Quality Improvement projects that have successfully applied the SusQI framework;Develop effective assessment of student learning;
- Have the opportunity to network with like-minded educators and have open access to a range of supportive SusQI educational resources.
Part I. Self Study Module
You will need approx. 4 hours to go through this round up of theory and practice. A discussion forum allows you to meet like-minded educators and get to know each other. You will also be guided through the open access SusQI Educator pack which contains template teaching sessions, student project resources and case studies.
Part II. Live Workshop
This 4 hour interactive virtual workshop consolidates your understanding of the course materials. The timetable include pre-session technical assistance and networking, followed by a review of the self-study material with Q & A. In breakout groups you will take part in a demonstration of SusQI teaching and explore different approaches. By the end of the workshop you should feel equipped to integrate the SusQI framework into Quality Improvement teaching.
Dr Frances Mortimer, Medical Director
Frances led the development of CSH's principles of sustainable clinical practice and the innovative Sustainable Specialties programmes. She has a particular interest in engaging health professionals in clinical transformation and sustainable leadership.
Siobhan is our QI Education Lead at CSH working on a national project supporting the integration of sustainability into quality improvement healthcare education. She is a registered nurse with a background in emergency nursing, primary care, clinical research delivery, management and teaching. Siobhan graduated from the NIHR Advanced Leadership Programme in 2019. She is the founder of the grass-roots movement Parents for Future in Norwich and also co-founded Eco Action Families.
Dr Rosie Spooner
Rosie is a Paediatric Trainee (St5) in Severn Deanery who has taken up the post of QI Education Fellow at CSH from 2020-2021, working with universities and postgraduate education programmes to support the integration of sustainable healthcare into Quality Improvement teaching. She comes from a background in environmental activism and previously established a hospital allotment society whilst a medical student in London.