Support and resources

QI clinics

NQIP QI Clinic Dates

QI clinics are held frequently across the trust. This is an opportunity for you to speak to the QI team and to colleagues who are interested in or already involved in projects. You are very welcome to simply drop-in for a cup of tea and a chat, to use the opportunity for general discussion and networking, or you can book a 1:1 with one of the QI team to discuss any specific queries or issues.

NQIP: QI clinics drop in sessions.

Book a 1:2:1 Sessions with a QI Mentor during a clinic session for additional support. All QI clinics are at CEME Centre.

  • Monday 14 October 2019, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, Room 208 CEME
  • Tuesday 22 October 2019, 10.00am – 12.00pm, Room 208 CEME
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019, 10.00 – 12.00pm, Room 208 CEME
  • Wednesday 20 November 2019, 1.00 -3.00pm, Room 208 CEME
  • Tuesday 10 December 2019, 10.00 – 12.00pm, Room 208 CEME
  • Wednesday 18 December 2019, 1.00 – 3.00pm, Room 208 CEME

To book a 1:2:1 slot during a clinic session please email the team at

Please contact us if you have any questions

LIFE QI Platform

Life QI

Used by over 600 organisations in 28 countries, Life QI is helping organisations and individuals improve health and social care in communities around the world.

Life QI is more than just a project management system, it is a space for the QI community to learn, share and work together. You can create groups to work together on projects and programmes, start discussions on local issues with colleagues or the big challenges and involve anyone in the QI community.

You need to be validated through NELFT staff or those on NELFT courses click here, external staff would have to check with your own organisation. (Help Centre with guides to support you with your project)

QI Newsletter

QI newsletter January 2019 [pdf] 827KB

QI newsletter February 2019 [pdf] 1MB

QI newsletter March 2019 [pdf] 1MB

QI newsletter April 2019 [pdf] 914KB

QI newsletter May 2019 [pdf] 2MB

QI newsletter June 2019 [pdf] 488KB

QI newsletter July 2019 [pdf] 792KB

QI newsletter August 2019 [pdf] 806KB

QI newsletter September 2019 [pdf] 629KB

BMJ Open Quality

BMJ Quality

Any NELFT employee can sign up to e-learning modules by visiting The access code and more information can be accessed via the NELFT intranet.

Finally, to find inspiration and best practice examples for improvement work, as well as our SQUIRE write-up template, you can direct staff to our journal: Promotional materials and training 

A variety of resources to support you getting started, such as user guides, welcome documents and posters are available on the BMJ Resource centre. Please feel free to download, host and share these with colleagues.

Training – You have a dedicated training manager who runs regular and customised online training sessions. Register for a webinar today. To discuss your requirements please contact us at

If you have any access problems or questions please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Write-up your quality improvement projects using BMJ Quality and publish them in BMJ Quality Improvement Reports. Our platform guides you through each step of the SQUIRE framework, helping you create high quality reports with excellent publication prospects

Access is free once you register with BMJ quality

Evidence Base



Author (s)



The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference



Malcolm Gladwell





Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos 2 (Revised Edition)



Donald J. Wheeler




Diffusion of Innovations


Everett J. Rogers





The Health Care Data Guide: Learning from data for improvement



Provost & Murray




Measuring Quality Improvement in Health Care



Carey & Lloyd




Out of the crisis


Edward Deming





The Improvement Guide



Langley; Moen; Nolan; Norman; Provost



QI tools and techniques

Peter Mears 1994



BMJ quality and safety JHQ