A practical way to drive incremental change towards a more ethical and sustainable health system.
Join the CSH SusQI Academy and become a leader in
Sustainable Quality Improvement Delivery and 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
CSH SusQI Academy Member
Mentoring to support the integration and use of SusQI in the workplace
Mentoring to support the integration of SusQI into course curricula
SusQI + Teach SusQI course
National SusQI Leadership forums
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Monday 9th January
Monday 20th March
Monday 12th June
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SusQI education has a transformational impact that guides daily professional practice beyond QI
Medical Teacher (2022)
Why use and 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.
These requirements have yet to be translated into widespread practice and NHS sustainability efforts continue to take place separately from organisational Quality Improvement.
The NHS in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have adopted ambitious carbon reduction targets that will not be achieved without the involvement of staff from every part of the organisation. SusQI has a transformational impact that guides daily professional practice through the development of a sustainability ‘lens’. and provides a practical framework that supports health workers to participate in the drive to create a low carbon and sustainable health service.
SusQI increases motivation for doing QI and learners find it ‘time well spent’.