Supporting Oxford Health to provide safe, better quality care to its patients and improve the working lives of its staff.
A large part of the work we do in Oxford Healthcare Improvement focuses on developing capacity across the organisation in Quality Improvement (QI). We aim to enable frontline staff to think critically about the way they work and support them to make changes and realise measurable improvements in quality of care.
We deliver our own courses and also contribute to other courses across the Trust, including the Leadership Course and the Trainee Leadership Board.
Perhaps most importantly, for every project we are involved in, we train each member of staff involved so that they can continue to work together to make improvements after the project with OHI has ended.
The Improvement for Frontline Staff Course runs over 6 months, each course is based and delivered within a region of care (Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire).
Wiltshire – September 2019 – February 2020
Buckinghamshire – March 2020 – August 2020
Oxfordshire – September 2020- February 2021
The course is designed for staff from any profession at any level of education who want to set up a local improvement project.
Teaching consists of five days over six months with additional time scheduled in between to work on their chosen improvement project.
We are currently advertising for the Buckinghamshire course starting in March 2020 and Oxfordshire cohort will begin in Autumn 2020.
“The Frontline Improvement Course has given me the chance to think outside of the box and has been a great way to involve teams in making changes.” Student, Frontline Wiltshire Cohort 1 19/20
Leading Quality Improvement
This advanced course requires a commitment of four days a month overall over one year, consisting of two days teaching and two days project work.
The course offers personal supervision, a deeper study of improvement and leadership of a substantial quality improvement project (for Band 6 and above).
They will learn skills in quality improvement methodology, improvement science, leadership, research, clinical systems and patient safety.
“Being at the Oxford Healthcare Improvement Centre has been a steep learning curve. It has been good to work on my own Improvement project, and to learn about quality improvement on the way.” Student, LQI Cohort 1 18/19
Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.