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Maternity & Children Quality Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC)

The Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC) oversees/encompasses the activity of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme's maternity, neonatal and paediatric strands.  Its overall aim is to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities in outcomes by providing a safe, high quality care experience for all women, babies and families in Scotland.  MCQIC was launched in March 2013.

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) adopts the Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model in delivering six learning sessions interspersed with action periods. Action periods are described as the times between learning sessions where local teams are undertaking small tests of change to bring about improvement in care provision.  As part of the SPSP, the Collaborative uses the improvement methodology tool - The Model for Improvement (PDF, 2MB) - to support testing and implementing changes.  The Collaborative holds a national learning session every six months where the three communities come together to share and learn from each other.

 

There is an overall MCQIC Driver Diagram (PDF, 0.3MB) and the maternity, neonatal and paediatric strands each have their own driver diagrams which map out the theory of improvement for NHS boards to use across Scotland.  The latter can be found under their respective ‘Tools and Resources’ sections. 

You can learn more about the collaborative's achievements here. (link to You Tube)

WebExs


The Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative is now offering improvement methodology support through a series of QI WebExs. We are keen to help colleagues increase quality improvement knowledge and awareness in local teams and address any training needs. Click here to download the WebEx schedule and Flyer (updated May 2016).

 

Contact the Team

Contact the Team

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 To contact a member of the MCQIC team, please click on the relevant name below.

Maternity Care

Name Position
Joanne Matthews Head of Scottish Patient Safety Programme
Angela Cunningham Clinical Lead (Midwifery)
Corinne Love Clinical Lead (Obstetrics)
Bernadette McCulloch  Improvement Advisor 
Dan Harley Associate Improvement Advisor
Catriona Vernal
Senior Project Officer
Dawn Gall Project Officer
Diane Taylor Admin Officer

Neonatal Care

Joanne Matthews  Head of Scottish Patient Safety Programme 
Bernadette McCulloch Improvement Advisor 
Lesley Macfarlane Associate Improvement Advisor
Catriona Vernal Senior Project Officer
Elaine Mackay Project Officer
Catherine Renton Admin Officer

Paediatric Care

Joanne Matthews Head of Scottish Patient Safety Programme 
Bernadette McCulloch Improvement Advisor
Lesley Macfarlane Associate Improvement Advisor
Catriona Vernal Senior Project Officer
Elaine MacKay Project Officer
Catherine Renton
Admin Officer

Learning Sessions and Events

Learning Session Six


The Maternity and Children Learning Session Six was held on Wednesday 3 February. 

 

To view the gallery from the day please click here

View the Twitter conversation that took place during the day.