First speakers announced for QI Theatre 2017

Published: 23 Oct 2017

National Voices, Royal College of Physicians and representatives from NHS England’s Cancer Patient Experience Survey are among the first speakers named for this year’s HQIP-led Quality Improvement Theatre at Patient First 2017.

Taking place at London’s Excel on 21-22 November, Patient First is attended by more than 3,000 healthcare professionals.

The Quality Improvement Theatre will feature talks from local trusts and national audit providers who have overcome the challenges of using big data to improve and enhance patient care.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Jeremy Taylor, CEO, National Voices
  • Stephen Ashmore and Tracy Ruthven co-directors, Clinical Audit Support Centre (CASC)
  • Dr Kieran Mallon, HQIP clinical lead for Clinical Outcome Publication

Kieran’s session will focus on the soon-to-launch National Clinical Audit Benchmarking initiative, which will publish local-Trust results for six key audits in a search engine format.

CASC will be joined by previous winners of its Junior Doctor Clinical Audit and QI Awards winners as part of a seminar on clinician involvement. Elsewhere Royal College of Physicians’ representatives for the Falls Fragility Fractures Audit will be joined by local doctors who have used the project’s results to improve care.

This year, the QI Theatre has four distinct streams:   

  • Local QI following national clinical audit
  • Successfully engaging clinicians in clinical audit and improvement
  • Commissioners and Boards: How data supports assurance and improvement
  • Patient safety, patient choice and information governance

HQIP is also offering a limited number of Patient First delegate passes, each worth £399, exclusively to subscribers of the HQIP fortnightly eBulletin:

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HQIP will be co-hosting the theatre alongside the National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) an umbrella organisation that brings together the regional clinical audit  and effectiveness networks from across England.

HQIP delegate pass holders will have unlimited access to all seven conference theatres over the full two-day period.

For more information on the 2017 Patient First conference visit