If you have an idea for a Quality Improvement you might feel you need some additional skills to support you.
The HSC has a Quality and Attributes Framework (QAF) that will ask you questions about your role and guide you to the quality improvement and safety skills relevant to your job.
To help you to select the level of training that can support you in your QI project, use the Quality and Attributes Framework Competency and Assessment Tool.
What training is available at each level?
Level 1 training strengthens the foundations for improvement and is appropriate for all staff working or training in health and social care. It provides a basic understanding of quality improvement, why it’s important and how we can all get involved.
Your own Trust may provide face to face training or you can access it online on the regional HSC elearning platform.
Level 1 training should not take longer than one hour to complete.
For most Level 2 is where you get your ‘real gains’, and it will give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to be involved in and lead small-step-change(s) with support in your service. It is appropriate for a significant number of HSC staff.
Level 2 training is usually completed on a phased basis over a period of time which will be Trust specific. It contains a series of modules of learning and completion of a QI project.
Level 3 training is targeted at those driving or directing improvement in their organisations or across the health and care system.
It is the most specialist form of QI training and usually involves part-time learning over a minimum of one year. A smaller proportion of HSC staff will find this training appropriate to their needs.
If you want to know more about what QI training is on offer in your organisation and how to access it speak with a QI contact in your Trust.