The Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative focuses on improving outcomes for babies, children and their mothers.
SPSP Maternity & Children - End of phase report (PDF) (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, August 2016)
ihub Impact Report (PDF) (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, January 2019)
- Partnership Agreements
A midterm review of the MCQIC programme was completed at the end of 2017 to understand progress against the original aims, review quality improvement activity in each hospital and understand each board’s identified priorities. As a result, the content across the programme has been revised to reflect both the feedback and experience at board level and address the key priority areas identified for Scotland.
Across the MCQIC programme, we have identified core priorities to support improvement activity within boards. The number of outcome measures has been reduced from 48 to 10 and process measures reduced from 72 to 30:
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) rate
Prioritised process measures
Scottish National MEWS
Term admissions to neonatal units (for all units)
Deterioration theme: Risk assessment, early warning scores, hypothermia
Central line infection rates (NICUs only)
Necrotising enterocolitis (affects morbidity and mortality rate) (NICUs only)
Collaborative working for maternity and neonatal care
Neonatal mortality rate
(to focus on reduction in preterm death rate which contributes to a large proportion of overall mortality rate)
Preterm perinatal wellbeing package.
Rate of unplanned admissions
Central line infection rates (where applicable)
VAP (PICUs only)
What is a partnership agreement?
A partnership agreement is essentially a win–win agreement where parties commit to working together to benefit one another. MCQIC have developed bespoke partnership agreements with all boards in NHS Scotland. This document details the concept in detail including a sample agreement.
- Useful Links
The Quality Improvement Zone provides information and resources to support people with experience at all levels of quality improvement to develop their knowledge.
In the QI Zone you will find:
information on the improvement journey and related quality improvement tools and topics
a range of educational resources, including eLearning modules, guides and frameworks
information on the different levels of experience in quality improvement and associated learning programmes
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
An independent not-for-profit organisation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator, convener, partner, and driver of results in health and health care improvement worldwide. IHI's work is focused in five key areas, one of which is Patient Safety. For more information, visit www.ihi.org.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
NHS Education for Scotland are a special health board responsible for supporting NHS services in Scotland by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHSScotland, and have worked closely with Healthcare Improvement Scotland to develop a number of the tools used in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. For more information, visit www.nes.scot.nhs.uk.
Excellence in Care
Excellence in Care, which forms part of the government's response to the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry Report (2014), focuses on four key deliverables. It covers nursing and midwifery in all hospitals and community services, from A&E to mental health, and care of older people to children's services https://www.gov.scot/publications/excellence-care-scotlands-national-apporach-assuring-nursing-midwifery-care-event-report/pages/0/
Making data count(PDF) #plotthedots (Published by NHS Improvement, May 2018)
- MCQIC Learning Session - March 2019