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Supervising quality improvement projects: A guide for supervisors

This online resource developed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will help enable clinicians from any specialty identify learning opportunities relating to quality improvement, to support and guide their trainees throughout their quality improvement projects.

The resource has been designed for you to drop in and out, as and when you need, providing practical examples and strategies that can be immediately implemented in the workplace. You will learn by watching videos, reading articles and researching resources, along with helpful take-away handouts to start using today.

This course will help you to:

  • define the nature and purpose of quality improvement
  • highlight how your experience is fundamental in supporting trainees and improvement teams
  • outline the essential methodological steps in completing a quality improvement project
  • demonstrate how you can guide trainees through each of these steps, so they can implement quality improvement in practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should purchase this e-learning course?

  • consultants
  • SAS doctors
  • GPs
  • non-medical health professionals
  • training grades

Why should I buy this course?

Beyond the comprehensive learning included, the package offers a range of features:

  • Interactivity: The package is interactive with engaging content and the opportunity to navigate the learning according to the needs of the user.
  • Range of activities: This package includes e-lessons, key readers, videos, interactive scenarios and quizzes.
  • Educational: The package has been designed in a way that optimises the learning experience and will help you develop your understanding of the topic, with both practical and theoretical knowledge.
  • RCP expertise: Built, developed and tested by RCP faculty with extensive experience and expertise across different specialties and grades.
  • Flexibility: This package allows you to complete the e-learning at your convenience, which allows for greater control of your time and can minimise time spent away from clinical duties.
  • Mobile-optimised: The content is optimised to work on mobile browsers and portable devices.

Does this module offer CPD accreditation?

External CPD credits are not available on this module. However, users can self-certify and claim personal credits for 2 hours of learning.

How much does it cost?

The module is free to RCP members and fellows. Non-members can buy the course for £30.

What are the IT requirements?

Browser compatibility:

  • Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Safari 5 or later
  • Firefox 3.5 or later
  • Chrome 10 or later.

Remember to download the latest version of your browser when an update is available, and delete your internet history regularly, as this helps to avoid accessibility issues.

PC/Mac spec:

  • PC running Windows Vista 7 or later
  • Mac running Mac OS 10.7 or later
  • Adobe Flash Player 6.0.79 or later.

Mobile devices:

  • All content can be accessed on PCs, Macs and iPads.
  • E-lessons and quizzes can now also be completed on iPads, with Mobile Safari in Apple iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Please be advised that mobile browsers and operating systems can cause some inconsistency in display and therefore quizzes especially are usually best completed on a desktop for optimum interaction.

How long will I have access for?

You will have access to the package for 3 months.

I am unable to view the videos – what can I do?

Playback of multimedia content such as videos can vary, depending on your network performance and settings. In particular, some NHS trusts do not allow videos to be viewed. This e-learning package requires access to the videos in order to complete CPD activities, so those attempting to access the modules from within trusts that do not meet the IT requirements may want to access the learning from home or another computer outside the trust.

Is support available as part of the course?

A support contact is available via email and will respond to any query within 2 working days. Please email the e-learning team at elearning@rcplondon.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)20 3075 1422 with any queries.