Phase 4 – Celebrating your improvement work

Celebrate the progress you have made so far, as well as explore the characteristics of what makes a continuously improving team.

Phase 4 – Celebrating our improvement work

In order to share learning of the QI journey, we invited teams on the National Diabetes QI Collaborative to develop a poster presentation. This was displayed and presented online, and gave teams the opportunity to explore the improvement work being developed in others’ services.

Presentations were for 10 mins per team with an additional 5 mins for questions.

Here are a few things to prepare your own celebration of your QI journey:

  1. Download the QI poster template below to help you present your progress so far and share achievements with your stakeholders.
  2. Consider converting each section of your poster into presentation slides. This enables the content of your poster to be presented virtually at network meetings and grand rounds.
  3. Posters can also be printed in A0 format and used to showcase your work to children and young people and their families in clinic areas, and present your own QI presentations at professional events/conferences.

The sequence of improvement

Dr Tricia Woodhead takes us through the sequence of improvement and how we can use learning to sustain and spread:

Sustain and gain

Tricia advises on how teams can work to maintain their improvements and spread these to other areas of their organisation (contains: diffusion curve, components of an improving system):

The Seven Spreadly Sins

This video provides you with the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of spreading improvements and changes to other parts of the organisation:

A new approach: The model for improvement

Tricia recommends some useful reading around leading change in organisations. We take you through the model for improvement as well as tips on how to motivate your team and lead them through change:

The habits of an improver

Matt Oultram provides a summary of the ‘habits of an improver‘ model by the Health Foundation.

Discuss the following questions with your team:

  • What will I do myself?
  • What will we build into each of the teams’ needs?

Additional resources