Quality Improvement (QI) is at the heart of everything we do at the West of England AHSN. We offer useful online QI tools on our website and sign up for QI training with the West of England AHSN Academy.

The Quality Improvement resources included in the PreciSSIon Toolkit include:

A PreciSSIon Driver Diagram
This will assist you with planning your actions, required to successfully implement the SSI bundle, and achieve the project aim. Download a template here.

An introduction to the Model for Improvement
This structured Quality Improvement framework is recommended to implement a change in a sustainable way in your organisation.

The PreciSSIon Quality Improvement Learning Log
This will support you to record implementation activity, learning, and reflections from implementation of the PreciSSIon project. Download it here.

An introduction to Run Charts
Run charts are line graphs, often with a median (the middle value of those plotted so that half are above and half are below) also shown. Display of the data in a run chart, demonstrating the change in compliance over time, is a very visual way of demonstrating improvement. Changes made to a process are also often marked on the graph so that they can be connected with the impact on the process.

Here is an example of an annotated Run Chart:

Read more about the Quality Improvement resources in part 3 of the PreciSSIon toolkit.


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