All healthcare professionals play a critical role in systemic implementation of quality improvement (QI). Junior doctors are key agents of change. However, there is poor engagement and they often face multiple barriers to lead such change. There is less emphasis on QI with traditional audit being the main focus. The new RCPsych core psychiatry curriculum, set for implementation in 2022, includes Patient safety and Quality Improvement (QI) as a Generic Professional Capability. Trainees will be required to undertake QI work as a part of their training and by extension supervisors will be expected to support and assess trainees to undertake quality Improvement work, but may have little experience in the area. Hence the need to build QI capacity amongst trainees and trainers to promote meaningful engagement in QI. QI education and experiential learning are two key ways to promote engagement. In this session, we will discuss how trainers and organisations can support trainees in leading QI and the role of RCPsych in supporting this change. We discuss trainees’ perspective on why and how trainees can get involved in QI and the role of peer-led QI training initiatives. Finally, we present a service-user perspective on engaging trainees in co-production in QI.
Chair: Dr Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan, ST6 General Adult Psychiatry, East Midlands Deanery, Clinical Assistant Professor University of Nottingham, RCPsych Psychiatric Trainees Committee Representative Trent Division
How can trainers/organisations and RCPsych help develop next generation change leaders - Dr Amar Shah, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Chief Quality Officer at East London NHS Foundation Trust, National Improvement Lead for Mental Health and Chair of QI Faculty, RCPsych, Faculty with the IHI, Honorary Visiting Professor, City University, London and University of Leicester
Trainees’ perspective - why QI and role of peer led QI training programmes in increasing engagement - Dr Hannah Baird, ST4 in Emergency Medicine in the North West region, FMLM National Medical Directors Fellowship and is currently working part time in this role within the Education team at the GMC alongside her clinical training. She currently chairs the FMLM Trainee Steering Group
Trainees’ perspective - why QI and role of peer led QI training programmes in increasing engagement - Dr Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan, ST6 General Adult Psychiatry, East Midlands Deanery, Clinical Assistant Professor University of Nottingham, RCPsych Psychiatric Trainees Committee representative Trent Division
Co-production in QI - service user perspective in fostering trainee engagement - Mrs Satwinder Kaur, Lived experience Representative, RCPsych QI Committee and QI Coach