Learning to Make a Difference (LTMD) is a project designed to empower junior doctors through the development of quality improvement skills, which can then be put into practice to make a real difference in patient care. It was initiated by the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).
Attached to this project hub, 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. The trainees can then register projects on the LTMD database by emailing their name, project title, aim and hospital trust to LTMD@rcplondon.ac.uk.
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.