A practical way to drive incremental change towards a more ethical and sustainable health system.
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Sustainable Quality Improvement Education
This framework radically altered how I approach quality improvement, in how I deliver quality improvement to the students I teach, in my own practice and in how I appraise the work of others.
Noreen Ryan, Domain Lead for Quality Healthcare. Imperial College London School of Medicine
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SusQI education has a transformational impact that guides daily professional practice beyond QI
Medical Teacher (2022)
Why teach SusQI
Integrating environmental sustainability into QI offers a practical way for healthcare staff and students to contribute to building a Net Zero NHS as set out in the Delivering a Net Zero NHS report, while also improving care for patients.
Sustainability is included within:-
the latest NMC Standards of Proficiency for Midwives
the GMC outcomes for medical graduates
the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges QI curriculum
the World Federation of Occupational Therapists minimum standards for education (which include the incorporation of sustainability issues, which must now filter down to all the OT associations worldwide; the Royal College of Occupational Therapists latest learning standards address this with reference to the WFOT sustainability guiding principles.
Sustainable Quality Improvement is recommended in the Education for Sustainable Healthcare: A curriculum for the UK.
These requirements have yet to be translated into widespread practice: NHS sustainability efforts continue to take place separately from clinical innovation, and there is a lack of knowledge and skills among clinical staff to be able to contribute. SusQI has a transformational impact that guides daily professional practice beyond QI through the development of a sustainability ‘lens’. SusQI increases motivation for doing QI and learners find it ‘time well spent’.
SusQI increases motivation for doing QI and learners find it ‘time well spent’.