Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP) - Quality Improvement Education in Renal Services

KQuIP has been developed to help us improve the quality of care we provide for individuals and populations, to improve patient outcomes, reduce variation and spread best practice across the renal community. 

KQuIP will engage with and support patients, health and care professionals and commissioners across the wider renal community to help deliver quality improvement (QI) and sustainable change at strategic, operational and local levels.

KQuIP has chosen to define quality improvement using Batalden and Davidoff’s statement as follows:-

Quality Improvement is the combined and unceasing efforts of everyone - kidney healthcare professionals, patients with kidney disease and their families, commissioners of kidney services, researchers, and educators - to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes (health), better system performance (care) and better professional development (learning). This definition arises from our conviction that healthcare will not realise its full potential unless change making becomes an intrinsic part of everyone's job, every day, in all parts of the system.
Batalden PB, Davidoff F.
Qual Saf Health Care. 2007 Feb;16(1):2-3.

Please help us by answering the following questions. This will help us identify the QI education resources needed for everyone involved in the programme.

* 1. What is your role?

* 2. How many years have you been working in the renal specialty?

* 4. How much do you understand by the term Quality Improvement? (tick all that apply)

* 5. If you are interested in developing your knowledge and skills of QI, in what way would you like to learn about QI and would you prefer to do this individually or in a group? (tick all that apply)

* 6. If you are interested in developing your knowledge and skills of QI, what would you like to learn about? (tick all that apply)