Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC)

new born baby being cared for

The Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC) is part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP), co-ordinated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and encompasses the activity of the maternity, neonatal and paediatric care strands.

Launched in 2013, the overall aim of MCQIC is to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities in outcomes by providing a safe, high-quality care experience for all women, babies, children and families in Scotland.

There is an overarching MCQIC Driver Diagram and the maternity, neonatal and paediatric strands each have their own driver diagrams and measurement plans that map out the theory of improvement for NHS boards to use across Scotland.

Learn more about the collaborative's achievements here.

Maternity Care

Supporting clinical teams in Scotland

Neonatal Care

Supporting NHS boards to improve the quality and safety of neonatal healthcare

Paediatric Care

Supporting NHS boards to improve the quality and safety of paediatric healthcare

Read the Flash Report for August 2017 (PDF)

A MCQIC success story makes the front page of the 2015-16 Healthcare Improvement Scotland Annual Report. Read more.

SPSP Maternity & Children - End of phase report  (PDF) (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, August 2016)

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 To contact a member of the MCQIC team, please click on the relevant name below.

 

Name Position
Joanne Matthews  Head of Scottish Patient Safety Programme 
Bernadette McCulloch  Improvement Advisor 
Cheryl Clark Associate Improvement Advisor
Clare Willocks Clinical Lead (Obstetrics)
Lesley Macfarlane Associate Improvement Advisor
Colin Peters Clinical Lead (Neonatal)
Neil Spenceley Clinical Lead (Paediatric)
Catriona Vernal Senior Project Officer
Dagmara Lukowiec Project Officer
Elaine Mackay Project Officer
Catherine O'Neill Administrative Officer
Kirsty Allan Administrative Officer