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)
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 September 2016).