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RCP Quality Improvement (RCPQI)

What we are doing

Royal College of Physicians Quality Improvement (RCPQI) aims to bring together existing quality improvement work within the RCP, as well as developing new infrastructure and approaches, to support and promote a continuously improving healthcare system.

RCPQI works with other projects across the RCP to develop QI resources, tools and methodologies, and combine these with courses, coaching and networking to support clinicians and healthcare workers in their quality improvement work. By acting as a repository for QI work, RCPQI aims to make quality improvement easily accessible to all doctors and support physicians in developing and providing safe, timely, evidence-based, efficient and patient-centred care to achieve the RCP's strategic aim of improving quality.

The context and aims of RCPQI (then called the QI Hub) were outlined in the Future Hospital Journal  in 2016.

What we have produced

RCP Quality Improvement works with teams and organisations to identify the solutions to quality and safety challenges, as well as providing support to implement and sustain them.

A collection of RCP quality improvement resources including guides, project reports and links.

Breakthrough series collaboratives are topic specific quality improvement courses which allow NHS teams to come together to learn about quality improvement methodology whilst implementing improvement projects relevant to their organisations.

Sources of healthcare data that clinicians and their teams can use in quality improvement work.

Information on RCP workstreams looking at quality improvement education.

Links to external quality improvement resources and other healthcare organisations focused on quality improvement work,

Guidance for programme directors and education supervisors setting out the requirements and expectations for engaging core medical training physicians in quality improvement.