Teaching Sustainable Quality Improvement

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 13:00 - 17:00

Health professions curricula increasingly require students and trainees to demonstrate skills for both sustainable healthcare and quality improvement. At the same time, achieving the NHS commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 requires healthcare staff to introduce changes in the workplace and innovate for further carbon reductions.

This course, supported by Health Education England, Kings College London and the Health Foundation, uses the ‘SusQI’ framework developed by CSH to help health professions educators and students to integrate sustainability concepts into mainstream quality improvement teaching. It meets curriculum requirements while also responding to growing concern about the need for the health sector to respond to the climate and ecological emergency, and lead by example.  The course is equally applicable to all health professions and to the undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Course Timeline

  • Workshop: 8 December (Wed) 13.00-17.00 
    • Self-study period opens: 17 November (Wed)
    • Work-in-progress workshop: TBA

£120 + VAT (discount price of £70 + VAT for educators) | Book here

Learning objectives:

  1. Apply sustainable healthcare concepts to quality improvement education;  
  2. Identify ways to use SusQI to increase learners’ motivation for healthcare improvement; 
  3. Adapt examples of student-led Sustainable Quality Improvement projects to your teaching context; 
  4. Outline the steps for integrating sustainability into quality improvement: defining the problem, setting goals, studying the system, designing the improvement effort and measuring impacts using the triple bottom line; 
  5. Develop tools for assessment of student learning
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