Delegates will learn about methodology for rapid quality improvement, understand how to apply a rapid model for quality improvement, learn how to apply quality improvement tools and techniques to monitor and continuously improve an aspect of service delivery or patient care.  The day will also assist in developing their own QI improvement project and work out the outcomes and processes involved. Event will be on interest to all trainees, pathologists and clinical scientists working in pathology.



09.30     Registration and coffee

10.00     Welcome and Introduction: The need for speed - Bridget Wilkins (Consultant Hisopathologist and Director of Clinical Effectiveness, RCPath)

10.15     Keynote Lecture: Keeping Purpose at the Heart of Quality Improvement in Pathology- Tom Lewis (Consultant Microbiologist)

11.00     Practical lessons from rapid CQI interventions - Fiona Thow (Healthcare Improvement Practitioner)

11.20     Q&A

11.30     Refreshment break

12.00     Leadership skills for rapid improvements in pathology - Bridget Wilkins

12.30     Q&A

12.40     Introduction to the workshops – methods and measurements - David Hamer (Improvement Consultant; former Biomedical Scientist)

13.00     Lunch and networking

14.00     Workshop Session 1: ‘Speed-date’ your problem definition

14.30     Workshop Session 2: Rapid mapping of your current state 

15.00     Workshop Session 3: Light touch for root causes, goals and action plans

Workshops will be facilitated by David Hamer and the morning speakers, supported by improvement enthusiasts, Matthew Diggle (Consultant Microbiologist), Rachel Carling (Consultant Clinical Scientist), and Kaiya Chowdhary (Clinical Scientist)

15.30     Refreshments and review of A3 quality improvement proposals

16.00     Implementation, reviewing outcomes and following up; how to keep the pace high - David Hamer

16.20     Next Steps -Taking your project forward - Bridget Wilkins 

16.30     Close


To be held at Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH



Registration Fees

Online registration fees

RCPath Members: £188.00
Concessions: £100.00
Non Members: £265.00


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