Dec 182014
 
Sarah Puntoni

Sarah Puntoni

Like you, the title of this blog is a sentence I never thought I’d be saying, but, in a roundabout sort of way, it turns out that Mr Potato Head can teach us a thing or two about applying PDSA cycles.

Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at the reasons why, starting from the beginning.

I first came across the idea of using Mr Potato Head for PDSA cycles when discussing different exercises used by our Improving Quality Together (IQT) leads.

So, last week it was my turn to get Mr Potato Head out of his cardboard box for the session I was leading on person-centred care with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screeners. The task? For groups to assemble him mirroring the image in front of them, which you can see below.

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Nov 152013
 
Bob Hudson

Bob Hudson

I am shortly going to be leaving my role as CEO of Public Health Wales to become the new CEO of Powys Teaching Health Board. Given all the other things I have to do whilst in transition I had completing Improving Quality Together (IQT) bronze training on my list.

I am well aware that the challenges in Powys will be different to the ones I’ve faced in Public Health Wales, but I had a sense that this was something I should do before moving. Having done so I feel I now have a new string to my bow. I know that Powys is the health board with the best percentage take-up rate for IQT so far. More than a quarter of staff have completed bronze, so I feel I will be going in speaking the same language as everyone else. Continue reading »