HQIP and NQICAN to host new Quality Improvement theatre at Patient First 2016

Published: 18 Apr 2016


The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) are to co-host a Quality Improvement Theatre at London’s ExCeL on 22nd & 23rd November, as part of the 2016 Patient First conference.

The annual conference welcomes an attendance of over 3,400 healthcare professionals, over a two day period, for the latest insight, education, sourcing and networking in and around patient safety.

HQIP and NQICAN will program a two-day conference to share national and local experiences and explore how the two organisations can work together to support their stakeholders.

James Thornton, HQIP Communications lead, says:  “Patient First and HQIP share a clear commitment to support clinicians, commissioners, audit staff and patients in measuring and improving healthcare quality. Patient First is the perfect place to showcase our work and that of our delivery partners alongside NQICAN and gain feedback from delegates so we can continue to improve.”

“Patient safety remains at the heart of healthcare”, says Event Director Dan Assor. “Structural, cultural and financial pressures play their part in adding to the challenges brought by a growing – and more elderly – population. But in a post-Mid Staffordshire era the momentum on improving the quality and safety of healthcare is greater than ever and Patient First brings all stakeholders together to embrace a learning culture”.

Alongside the Quality Improvement Theatre, delegates can access keynote sessions in the Plenary Theatre, listen to case studies from the AHSN Network’s Best Practice theatre, learn about technological developments to support patient safety in the Safety through Technology theatre, and attend a full programme geared towards Infection Prevention & Control in two new dedicated conference theatres.

HQIP and NQICAN will be exhibiting alongside over 100 other product and service suppliers providing supporting information over the two days.

HQIP commissions and manages national quality improvement programmes, including the National Clinical Audit Programme, the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes and the National Joint Registry on behalf of NHS England and other healthcare departments and organisations. HQIP’s vision is to ensure patients and patient representatives are fully involved at all stages of these programmes to help produce robust results and actionable recommendations for better care.

NQICAN brings together 13 regional clinical audit/effectiveness networks and its objectives include providing a voice for staff working in clinical audit and other quality improvement projects, & influencing key organisations such as HQIP and supporting the development of national clinical audit.

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