What is QSIR?
The QSIR programmes are delivered in a variety of formats to suit different levels of improvement experience and are supported by publications that guide participants in the use of tried and tested improvement tools, and featured approaches, as well as encouraging reflective learning.
Outlines the QSIR programmes available and where to find out more.
The QSIR College programme offers NHS organisations and health systems a unique opportunity to develop quality and efficiency improvement capability within their organisation or across their system, enabling them to rapidly build up a sustainable local skills base.
Participants in QSIR College will learn how
to train clinical and non-clinical colleagues in the QSIR practitioner
programme, providing them with the know-how to design and implement more
efficient patient-centred services. Based on tried and tested tools and approaches, QSIR covers the breadth
of service improvement skills.
About the programme
QSIR College is designed to develop
candidates to become associate members of the QSIR teaching faculty and go on
to upskill other staff across their organisation or within their system. To ensure sustainability, it is necessary for
applications from individual NHS organisations to feature at least three
candidates. Health system applications
are expected to include between 6 to 10 candidates drawn from the various
organisations involved in their sustainability and transformation plan.
Each successful candidate commits to delivering at least 3 cohorts of the QSIR programme by November 2019.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is designed for both clinical
and non-clinical staff with significant experience in service improvement. Candidates need to be committed to working as
a member of a local team to roll out the QSIR practitioner programme within their
organisation or across their system.
The requirements of QSIR College
QSIR College candidates will be required to
attend 5 QSIR practitioner development workshops before sitting a virtual
assessment to test their level of quality and service improvement knowledge in
relation to the QSIR curriculum. Successful candidates will then progress to optional webinars and an
optional facilitation skills workshop in preparation for formal teaching
assessments of candidates’ ability to teach QSIR practitioners. Only those who successfully meet all assessment
criteria will be accredited as associate members of ACT Academy’s QSIR teaching faculty, and therefore qualified to deliver QSIR within their organisation or
It is essential that each applicant organisation or system demonstrates they are
prepared to support, enable and champion their candidates to fully benefit from
the programme and also successfully roll out QSIR within their
organisation/across their system.
How to apply
Find out more about the criteria for entering the programme and apply before the deadline of COP Friday 18 May 2018. Please note you will need to be available to attend all events listed here not marked as optional.
|Events||Date of event||Venue|
|QSIR practitioner development workshops||
28 June 2018
26 July 2018
13 September 2018
18 October 2018
15 November 2018
Holiday Inn, Camden Lock,
7 Jamestown Road, Camden Town,
London NW1 7BY
|Virtual assessment||15 January 2019||
This will be an on-line assessment.
Candidates can complete this in a place of their choice.
|Optional webinars – ‘Top tips on delivery of QSIR’||4 January 2019||Online|
|Optional facilitation skills workshop||29 January 2019||London venue TBC|
|Teaching assessments*||Weeks commencing 1 and 8 April 2019 (exact dates TBC)||Exact venue TBC|
QSIR Connect – QSIR teaching faculty
associates network event and graduation ceremony
|June 2019 (exact date TBC)||Exact venue TBC|
* Teaching assessments: Candidates will be asked to attend on two consecutive days during one of these weeks only for their teaching assessments and also to act as the audience for colleagues undergoing assessment. Previous candidates have found this to be a very valuable consolidation of the QSIR curriculum.
Find out more
As an associate member of the QSIR faculty, I feel part of the effort to build a broad and lasting quality improvement movement in the NHS. Having access to a national, centrally endorsed, accredited QI curriculum can only help with that, it creates a common language and set of skills.
And, as a QSIR accredited trainer within my own organisation, QSIR gives me access to excellent, ready-made resources - exercises, handbooks, slide decks - that give us a really good platform from which to localise QI education to our own needs.
Dave Grewcock, Head of Improvement, UCLH Institute, University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and associate member of the QSIR faculty.