Quality Improvement Academy - Prospectus 2019/20
Who can apply? How long is the Programme?
This programme is available to Specialist
Trainees (ST4-8) from a variety of
specialties such as Emergency Medicine,
Ophthalmology Services, Psychiatry,
Children's Services, Gastroenterology,
Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Neurosurgery, Anaesthetics, General
Practice and Laboratory Staff.
The course runs from September to June.
The sessions will take place in Elliott Dynes
Education Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital,
What does the programme involve? Programme Content
Completion of mandatory Institute for
Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open
Attendance at a minimum of 70% of the
teaching workshops is required (Week
Participation in a quality improvement
The monthly workshops include:
Introduction to medical leadership
Introduction to improvement methodology
Measuring patient and client experience
Project management for beginners
Resilience and Career development
Quality communication in healthcare
Clinical commissioning in NI Health &
Human Factors and team performance in
Five project workshops throughout the
Quality Improvement Project Completion of Programme
Trainees can undertake their QI Project on
an individual basis or in groups. Each
group will have access to mentorship
through the STEP (SEHSCT) Faculty.
The end of year celebration event will provide
the opportunity for projects to be presented at
a Trust wide QI event
Specialist Trainees Engaged in Leadership Programme (STEP)
STEP aims to develop doctor's skills in medical leadership, and provides basic training in quality
improvement. This programme is led by the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust.