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Letters Building effective quality improvement

Quality improvement projects are transformative: improving supervision must not dampen enthusiasm

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6590 (Published 21 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6590
  1. Timothy P Newson, consultant paediatrician
  1. Paediatric Department, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury CT1 3NG, UK
  1. timothy.newson{at}nhs.net

Quality improvement (QI) is not the preserve of a trained elite, it should be in the DNA of all healthcare systems and staff.1 In our trust, quality improvement projects have roused enthusiasm for improving patient care and experience—something the long era of focus on clinical audits never achieved.

Since 2017 we’ve had 12 undergraduate QI projects a year supervised by …

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