Problems Meet Solutions - Quality Improvement in Action

29th June 2016

This year's QI event was a joint venture with Health Education England (working across the South West) and the West of England & South West Academic Health Science Networks celebrating and developing the QI work of the NHS Staff in the South West.

An advertising flyer was widely distributed and 120 multidisciplinary healthcare professionals came together from across the South West region to Taunton School for the free-of-charge event.

The conference saw junior and senior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and patients come together to present and share the great quality improvement (QI) work they are doing.  Exhibitors at the conference included; BMJ Quality & Safety, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, NHS Library Services, Quality Improvement Clinic and Health Care Videos.

Audience at QI event 2016

Delegates were given the opportunity to hear from expert speakers about: QI in the NHS, Safety Culture in the NHS, Patient Experience & QI, How not to jump to solutions, Embedding QI at grassroots and Co-production with patients.

Over 90 abstracts were submitted with 43 of them being turned into posters and ten of them being presented verbally by the delegates.  A participant abstract booklet outlining fully the 53 abstracts is available upon request to



Winners of the Oral & Poster Presentations
First prize - poster presentation Tim Schrire for 'Management of Corneal Foreign body in the Emergency Department'
Second price - poster presentation Robert Hair for 'Improving gentamicin prescribing in line with local Trust guidelines'
First prize - oral presentation Sarah Oram & Laura Munglani for 'Treatment Escalation Plan: Design & Implementation using Quality Improvement Methodology'
Second prize - oral presentation Suzy Connor for 'Improving Paediatric Analgesia in the Emergency Department'