Director of the Centre for Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Dr Elizabeth Saunders
Royal College of Emergency Medicine Quality Assurance and Improvement Chair
Dr Posy Bidwell,
Midwifery lead OASI2, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Dr John D Dean MD FRCP
Clinical Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Royal College of Physicians
Our workshop explores through three linked presentations from different Royal Colleges, the varied approach to Quality Improvement and implementation undertaken by these bodies. The discussion that follows explores 4 questions:
1.Why the Colleges are well placed for such activities
2.How might the Colleges work closer with academic colleagues to leverage their position in doctors training and practice
3.How can Colleges work differently to make the most of their existing resources?
4.Any other reflections
We conclude that the Colleges are open for business to Health Service Researchers, they are well placed to convene service providers and other agencies and through a position of prestige are able to mobilise the good will of the professionals they serve. If you are interested in any of the particular projects discussed don’t hesitate to contact the individual presenters.