Mar 122015
 
Angela Williams

Angela Williams

Wow, what a sense of achievement! On February 5 2015, I was handed my certificate for the completion of my Improving Quality Together (IQT) Silver project. Yes I am one of those 10,291 participants who’ve done the IQT Bronze award, completing it a couple of years ago and I’ve now been able to go that extra step forward by completing my IQT Silver.

 

So what was my project?

As the title of this blog suggests, the aim was to increase the number of times student nurses contributed to ‘academic’ online discussions. I have an interest in e-learning and the reason I chose this topic area was to explore how the use of technology can further enhance teaching and learning.

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Dec 022014
 

 

Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas shares her thoughts on Improving Quality Together, examining how we can all be inspired by some of the improvement projects already carried out across Wales.

The session at our 1000 Lives National Learning Event in Swansea asked delegates to share their Improving Quality Together (IQT) stories, hopefully inspiring and empowering others to take back learning from the projects to their teams and highlight the possibilities that IQT offers for improvements in the workplace. We had great representation from NHS Wales staff and students alike, which provided a recipe for interesting discussion.

Esther Philpott, from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board spoke about how she worked with her team to reduce the delay in discharge summaries process to GPs.  The CRT Rapid Response nursing team used the IQT Silver methodology to improve communication between themselves and the GPs they shared their patient care with. Discussion centred around how simple changes can be made with a team approach without a need for additional funding.

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Oct 282014
 

Where do I start? Experiential learning seems a good place to begin, and being a part of theAngela Williams Improving Quality Together (IQT) Silver workshop sessions for educators in improvement organised by 1000 Lives Improvement earlier this year made me realise how good it is to undertake an improvement project myself. For all attendees choosing an ‘improvement’ project, it wasn’t as simple as first envisaged. A familiar situation for many students!

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