Working in partnership with NHS boards to use quality improvement to sustainably and affordably improve waiting times.
Using quality improvement (QI) to improve waiting times will:
- focus limited clinical and management time to implement changes with the greatest impact
- ensure local clinical engagement and buy-in to redesign services, and
- bring capacity and demand into balance for sustainable and affordable change.
We will do this by working in partnership with NHS boards and NHS Education for Scotland to:
- share tools and resources that enable QI practitioners to apply their expertise to improving access
- capture and share learning from elective care and planned care mental health services from across Scotland and the world who are using quality improvement methods to improve waiting times, and
- train and support planned care teams to use QI to improve waiting times.
Who is this programme for?
Access QI is for:
- clinicians and managers in NHS boards who deliver planned care services, and
- QI practitioners and data analysts that work with planned care services to improve waiting times.
All NHS boards can join the national learning system to share innovations from elective care services both across Scotland and internationally as they remobilise and establish new ways of working to deliver high quality care. We would like to ask you to share you innovations by completing this form and emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can keep up to date with our work as we publish new resources through our updates page which is regularly updated with news from across the programme.