NQIP support and resources

Please be aware that all Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement training, other than the two courses QI e-learning module and Foundation Day, are suspended, as the QI team is currently redeployed to support the trust’s Covid-19 response.

You can access the QI e-learning module or sign up for Foundation Day on 15 June via STEPS or by emailing  us at qi@nelft.nhs.uk . Further information regarding these two courses, can be found here.

Once the team is reformed new dates will be released. If you have any questions, please contact us at qi@nelft.nhs.uk, however it may take us time to respond.

Innovation Cave

Do you have a project that requires some funding to get started? The Innovation Cave could help you!

NELFT recognises the importance of encouraging innovation and improvement across the organisation. The Innovation Cave is a means of financially supporting staff and services in seeking new ways to improve the services they provide and helps to put into practice ideas to benefit patients and deliver care more effectively.

How do you apply?

We are now accepting applications throughout the year, with review and interviews being held four times a year in March, June, September and December. The next deadline for applications to be received: Date to be confirmed.

What do you need to know?

  • You can apply for any amount from £100 - £10,000. However, please come and speak to us if you have an idea that exceeds this amount - we may be able to help you explore other funding opportunities!
  • The focus of the Innovation Cave is on innovation and improvement, as opposed to service gaps.

What support do you have?

  • You are welcome to come to one of our QI drop-in clinics if you have any questions or would like some guidance with your application.

What happens next?

  • There is a limited budget available, therefore bids will be assessed and funds awarded to those which appear to offer the greatest benefits to patients or staff.
  • If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview to discuss your project.
  • If you are successful you will be required to submit bi-monthly reports of project progress and to share the results of their project at future internal and external Quality Improvement events. All funds will have to be used by: Date to be confirmed.

Innovation Cave Projects

  1. Conners project case study review.
  2. Waltham Forest Memory Service Audiology Project for QI microsite.

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 https://uk.lifeqisystem.com. 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: https://help.lifeqisystem.com/ .

BMJ Open Quality

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 training@bmj.com.

If you have any access problems or questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: support@bmj.com .

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 https://quality.bmj.com/.

CAIN Support and Resources

Please be aware that all Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement training, other than the two courses QI e-learning module and Foundation Day, are suspended, as the QI team is currently redeployed to support the trust’s Covid-19 response.

You can access the QI e-learning module or sign up for Foundation Day on 15 June via STEPS or by emailing  us at qi@nelft.nhs.uk . Further information regarding these two courses, can be found here.

Once the team is reformed new dates will be released. If you have any questions, please contact us at qi@nelft.nhs.uk, however it may take us time to respond.

E-cass Clinical Audits database and registration system

Access to the Clinical Audit Proposal Form: http://e-cass/ClinicalAuditProposalForm/ClinicalAuditProposalForm .

Clinical Audit Support Centre (CASC)

A private company providing support and training for quality improvement professionals in healthcare: http://www.clinicalauditsupport.com/ .

General Dental Council (GDC)

Access the dental revalidation here: http://www.gdc-uk.org/Pages/default.aspx .

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)

Manages the National Clinical Audit and Patients Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) and has the responsibility for reinvigorating local Clinical Audit in England and Wales. Has also set up the National Clinical Audit Forum for healthcare professionals: http://www.hqip.org.uk/ .

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) e-Learning

HQIP's online or eLearning area – free to use education packages on subjects related to clinical audit and to healthcare quality improvement in general: http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/training-examinations/education/clinical-audit-e-learning.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE provides audit tools, audit for its own guidance, including definitions, relevant exceptions, and suggestions for sources of data: https://www.nice.org.uk/ .

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Revalidation for nurses and midwives:   http://revalidation.nmc.org.uk/.