Learning to Make a Difference (LTMD)

Learning to Make a Difference (LTMD) is a project initiated by the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) aimed at empowering junior doctors through the development of quality improvement skills, which can then be put into practice to make a real difference in patient care.

What we are doing

Working together, the RCP and JRCTB are demonstrating the feasibility of a core medical trainee undertaking and completing a quality improvement project, in place of audit, in a 4–6 month training period.

On this page trainees can find information and examples on how to get quality improvement projects started and keep them going until completion. The resources and links have been made available to help trainees get projects underway.

Trainees can then register projects on the LTMD database by emailing their name, project title, aim and hospital trust to LTMD@rcplondon.ac.uk.

You can also attend an LTMD quality improvement event on 13 May 2016

What we have produced

LTMD empowers junior doctors to deliver change through the acquisition of new knowledge and the practical application of skills.

On this page trainees can find information and examples on how to get quality improvement projects started and keep them going until completion. This includes details of online monthly support sessions for trainees.

Quality improvement tools to download, along with links to other organisations and initiatives concerned with QI in healthcare.

The supervisor pack provides descriptions and samples of the various tools that are available to facilitate ongoing monitoring and evaluation of trainees' projects.