Improving care for people with Diabetes when in hospital

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Date of the announcement: 
Friday, 6 October, 2017

RCP QI Hub – Supporting teams to improve care for people with diabetes when in hospital

Would you like to:
 … gain a better understanding of how to interpret the findings from your data?
 ... learn how to facilitate changes and improvements in patient care?
 … become a quality improvement champion for inpatient diabetes?

If yes, then you are invited to join a quality improvement collaborative, consisting of three 1-day learning sessions plus supporting action periods and webinars taking place over 8 months from November 2017 to June 2018.

This course has been designed for teams specialising in inpatient diabetes care.
Physicians and their teams will be supported to implement improvements in the delivery of care for people with diabetes when in hospital, using an evidence-based approach. They will join with other teams at the learning sessions to share practice and will be updated in methods of implementing and sustaining change for measurable improvements in care. They will receive coaching support in action periods between the sessions.

Who should attend?
People who want to improve care for patients and are motivated to achieve this using improvement techniques and incremental change.
This collaborative is designed for teams of three or four. We recommend that teams should consist of at least one physician, one manager, and one other healthcare professional or, if possible, please consider including a patient as a member of your team. (Teams may include more than four people working on the project in the Trust, but four places per team is the maximum available for the learning sessions. If a team member is unable to make a given learning session then another member of the team may take up their place)

What do I need to do?
 Teams should have identified one area of care within their service where national benchmarked data shows the need for improvement.
 You need to plan to come as a team for the entire course (see dates and locations below)
 Teams must be committed to meet fortnightly, at a minimum, to progress their project during the improvement collaborative.

When and where?
Nov 2017: Introductory webinar - introduction to the programme and how to prepare for learning session 1
1 Dec 2017: Learning session 1 (Holiday Inn Regent’s Park, London)
Dec 2017—Mar 2018: Action period 1 – including support webinar and individual coaching calls
21 Mar 2018: Learning session 2 (Holiday Inn Regent’s Park, London)
Mar—Jun 2018: Action period 2 – including support webinar and individual coaching calls
28 Jun 2018: Learning session 3 & celebration (Holiday Inn Regent’s Park, London)

How much does it cost?
Course fees are £3,000 per team for three taught learning sessions and all additional support. Teams will need to cover their own travel and, where necessary, accommodation costs.
How to book?
If you are interested in attending this course please contact
You will need to provide the names, job titles, NHS trust and contact details of the team you plan to bring.

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