A new edition of a Quality Improvement Guide has been published for Allied Health Professions in Wales in an attempt to improve services.
The “1000 Lives Plus Quality Improvement Guide” is hoped will help therapists, podiatrists, dieticians, orthoptists and paramedics to find ways to make their services even better.
Alongside an introduction to the improvement methodology used across NHS Wales, the new guide also includes examples of quality improvements led by Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). It also links in with the Improving Quality Together framework that is being used nationally in all health boards and trusts.
“The quality improvement guide provides a series of techniques for everyone to take part in small step local improvement to achieve better outcomes for our patients,” says Julie Wilkins, Chair of the Welsh Therapies Advisory Committee. “This approach is empowering because you can see whether changes have benefits relatively quickly.”
“We are delighted that our members play such an important part in quality improvement in NHS Wales,” says Ruth Crowder, Policy Officer Wales, College of Occupational Therapists . “We are committed to empowering frontline staff to deliver improvements, because we know the impact this can make. This guide is an essential help in delivering changes that will make patients’ experiences even better in Wales.”
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