Improvement In Action

A pilot project involving the Surgical Directorate has helped a range of staff to acquire the confidence and capability to make improvements to the way services are delivered. Two cohorts of staff from a range of job families including nursing, medical and business administration, were each given training which comprised of seven one hour weekly sessions, two project surgeries and an allocated mentor. Each participant was supported to identify and develop their own improvement idea and translate learning into action. At the end of the programme everyone involved designed and presented their own poster, describing their idea, what approaches they had taken to make an improvement and what they had learnt.

Posters can be seen on the Learning for Improvement section of the staff intranet.

Some of the posters are also displayed around Forth Valley Royal Hospital to inspire other staff.

The programme was designed collaboratively between the EPQI & QI teams with clinical support from Catherine Labinjoh, NHS Forth Valley’s Lead for Realistic Medicine. For further information contact