Sustainable Quality Improvement

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:00 - 14:00

Sustainability has been recognised by the Royal College of Physicians as a domain of quality in healthcare, extending the responsibility of health services to patients not just of today but of the future. As a domain of quality, it follows that sustainability should be explicitly addressed as part of ‘quality improvement’ activities. But how? 

This intensive course introduces health professionals and educators to the concept of ‘sustainable value’ and the ‘SusQI’ framework for integrating sustainability into quality improvement. Learning from real examples, participants explore in depth how the framework can be applied in practice to develop preventative, holistic, lean, low carbon care. The course includes 4-6-hours of multi-media self-study, a 4-hour interactive workshop and a follow-up interactive masterclass 1-2 months after the workshop to discuss projects-in-progress.  

Learning objectives

By the end of this preparation module you will be able to understand the steps for integrating sustainability into quality improvement:

  1. Defining a problem and setting sustainability goals
  2. Studying the system and assessing resource use locally
  3. Using the principles of sustainable clinical practice
  4. Measuring ‘sustainable value’ using a multi-dimensional approach of environmental, social, financial and patient outcomes at the micro and population-level

Learn more, here.

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