Developing QI capability and capacity
The QI curriculum framework has been designed to support an integrated and planned approach to develop QI capacity and capability across the health and care system in the East of England. It addresses the needs to build knowledge and practice of improvement methods.
What is the purpose?
The framework will guide local, regional and national action on developing people who work in health and social care organisations. The purpose of the framework is to equip and encourage people in NHS funded roles to deliver continuous improvement in local health and care systems and gain pride and joy from their work. The framework aims to guide leaders at every level of the NHS to develop a critical set of improvement and leadership capabilities among their staff and themselves.
Each section of the curriculum will be supported by learning resources which will be clearly linked to the subject topic and enable the learner to access learning resources which are tailored to their needs.
- Enable progressive professional development from foundation level to expert practitioner
- Grow a network of improvers with QI knowledge and experience
- Support large-scale capability building in improvement methodology
- Align with existing national and local QI education and resources
Continued Professional Development
The curriculum is designed to support all staff in planning and participating in their continued professional development (CPD) for patient safety and quality improvement and in choosing the elements that are most appropriate for their roles, responsibilities, prior learning and experience.
The curriculum is flexible enough to allow individuals to have considerable engagement if the subject is relatively new to them, to ‘dip in’ for refresher study, to infill gaps in their knowledge, to accommodate a change in post or location, or to provide baseline professional development for new groups of staff.