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Quality improvement during COVID-19

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS provides an insight into quality improvement efforts during the pandemic and the important lessons learned.

She discusses how positive transformation can be embedded, as healthcare adjusts to a new ‘normal’, and argues that empowering staff and ensuring their recovery will be vital going forward.

The Tsunami in healthcare over the last year, caused by a novel virus, has had an enormous impact, as everyone working in it will know. The unprecedented volume of change which had to happen over a very short, acute and critical time, as the NHS began to deal with the pandemic, is now able to be reviewed, a year on. Many Trusts used the existing structures for quality improvement which they had in place and can now reflect on the service delivery changes which had to be made

Quality improvement or health and care improvement mean different things to different people. The Health Foundation who co-ordinate a group of ‘improvers’, describes a systematic approach which uses specific tools and techniques to improve quality, experience and outcomes. It is foc

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

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Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

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Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

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Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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