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Quality Improvement Forum 2016 (#QIF16)

  • Wednesday 29 June 2016

  • Kube, Leicester Race Course, Leicester LE2 4AL


Call for bookings and abstract submissions

You are invited to attend the Health Education England - East Midlands Quality Improvement  Forum 2016.

The forum provides the opportunity for healthcare learners across the East Midlands to take time out to learn, share and celebrate their quality improvement work.

Key QIF16 activities for your diary

  • Call for Quality Improvement Projects abstracts – February 2016
  • Call for bookings and workshop bookings open – February 2016
  • Abstract submissions close – w/c 28th March 2016
  • Bookings close – Tuesday 31 May 2016
  • QIF16 – Wednesday 29 June 2016 For further information about the Quality Improvement Forum 2016 please contact HEEM.QIF16@nhs.net

Opportunities to:

  • increase your knowledge and skills through QI keynotes, presentations and workshops.
  • raise your profile in the field of quality improvement.
  • support a growing body of evidence in quality improvement, promoting the East Midlands as a centre for excellence.
  • win prizes for your QI projects.
  • receive a certificate recognising your contribution.

Sneak Peak at the programme:

  • Exhibition area including QI games and activities
  • Expert national keynote
  • Introduction by East Midlands learners
    • Tapas Mukherjee @321tapas
    • Helen Croft @hcroft7412
  • Presentations of quality improvement experiences
  • 100’s of QI Project posters
  • Skills workshops:
    • An Introduction to QI in healthcare
    • Measurement for Improvement
    • Creativity in your improvement role
    • Leadership in healthcare  improvement
    • No, No, No... ok then - barriers and challenges
    • Adoption and Spread
    • Human Factors and Ergonomics in healthcare
  • Awards, posters, prizes and much more…

Book a place at the forum here.

Instructions on how to register and book onto an event using Intrepid Course Manager can be downloaded from the menu on the right of the page.

Further details about how to submit your QI poster abstract can be downloaded from the menu on the right of the page. This includes guidance and the abstract template. We have also included guidance on giving a presentation.

Preparing your Poster Take a look at a range of helpful videos to support you putting together your QI project poster to display at the forum.

The event is open to delegates who are currently learners and educators in the East Midlands or who have completed their training or education in the region within the past two years. The event is free to attend, fully catered and free parking is available on-site.

Further details about the Quality Improvement Forum 2016, including the latest programme can also be found in the menu on the right of this page.

Questions See our FAQs at the right of this page, or email HEEM.QIF16@nhs.net.


Introducing Quality Improvement

“There is no single definition of quality improvement. However, a number of definitions describe it as a systematic approach that uses specific techniques to improve quality. One important ingredient in successful and sustained improvement is the way in which the change is introduced and implemented." Quality improvement made simple – Quick guide, The Health Foundation, pg.9

A common quality improvement approach used in healthcare is the 'Model for Improvement’ supported by the Plan, Do, Study, Act cycle.  

To develop your quality improvement skills why not attend one of our free workshops.


Quality Improvement Workshops  


Quality Improvement Resources

Our virtual learning environment hosts the latest in Quality Improvement resources to support your practice. Click here for further details.


QIF Presentation Guidance
Adobe PDF document : 235 KB

QI Awards and Criteria
Adobe PDF document : 270 KB

Adobe PDF document : 313 KB

Quality Improvement Forum 2016 Poster
Adobe PDF document : 450 KB

Quality Improvement Forum 2016 Programme
Adobe PDF document : 307 KB

Measurement for improvement Workshops 2016
Adobe PDF document : 509 KB

Supporting Improvement Projects 2016
Adobe PDF document : 509 KB

QI Poster Abstract Guidelines & Template
Microsoft Word document : 125 KB