Silver Graduation

Congratulations to all presenters who graduated as Silver – Quality Improvement Practitioners.

"Improving handovers between the Birth Units and Delivery Suite" by Emily Beach & Rose Mitchell, Midwifery

"Workplace Improvement Team - Improving arrangements for staff that perform Health and Safety Duties" by Gary Monaghan, Trust Risk Manger H&S

"Improving quality and accuracy of discharge summaries and clinical coding in paediatrics" by Dr Edward Coxson, Registrar - Paediatrics

"To improve user satisfaction with patient experience reporting" by Jean Tucker & James Farley, Patient Experience & Complaints

"Improve the documentation and communication of reasons for starting new medicines on discharge paperwork" by Eleanor Adams, Pharmacist

"Reducing the time for patients with a National Early Warning Score (NEWS) of <4 to be reviewed by a medical doctor" by Dr Zoe Jones, Chief Registrar - Acute Medicine

"Reducing the clerking time for patients overnight"  by Dr Leonard Griffiths, Consultant - Gastroenterology

"Reducing the time from GP referral for sleep clinics to consultant appointment" by Beverley Gray & William Sims, Lung Function

"Improving pain management in the Emergency Department" by Dr Elizabeth Martin, ED Registrar

"Introduction of the Emergency Department checklist" by Dr Elinor Beattie, ED Consultant

"Improving the insertion of chest drains in the ED" by Dr Helen Mansfield, ED Consultant 




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QI Project Summaries Booklet December 2016


The 2nd Gloucestershire Safety & Quality Improvement Academy Awards and Graduation took place on the 8th December in Redwood Education Centre, Gloucester.

The awards ceremony marked the end of the 7 month, Silver – Quality Improvement in Action programme for 15 members of staff who have been working on 12 different improvement projects across the Trust.

During the ceremony each team shared details of their improvement work with staff from across the Trust, who helped to celebrate their achievements.

Prior to the event, staff had been voting online for the Most Innovative Quality Improvement whilst at the event,  the audience voted for ‘The Best QI Poster’ and ‘The Best QI presentation’, whilst a judging panel awarded the accolade of ‘Best Quality Improvement’.

The Awards Ceremony Winners

The Best Quality Improvement 
"Improving pain management in the Emergency Department" by Elizabeth Martin

Most Innovative Quality Improvement 
"Reducing the time waited from referral to consultant appointment in the Sleep Apnoea clinic to less than 11 weeks" by Beverley Gray & William Sims

Best Quality Improvement Presentation
"Reducing the clerking time for patients overnight" by Leonard Griffiths

Best Quality Improvement Poster
"A service improvement project on increasing information about newly started medicines on discharge paperwork" by Eleanor Adams


Prizes were kindly donated by the West of England Academic Health Science Network and presented by their Senior Quality Improvement Lead, Dave Evans.


“The event was a marvellous success,” reported Andrew Seaton, Director of Safety, who hosted the event. “The presentations and the work carried out by all of the improvers were to a very high standard, which made judging quite difficult. It was great to see, not only the application of the skills that had been learnt, but in many cases data that demonstrated that improvements had been made”.



Dr Elizabeth Martin will now be joining, Dr Suzanna Lake, Dr Clemency Nye & Dr Sophie Boyd, who won the Best QI category at the first Academy Awards for their work on improving AKI information on discharge summaries, in the running for the Quality Improvement Award at next year’s Staff Awards.

Silver Programmes for Quality Improvement Practitioners run throughout the year with dates for 2017 available on the Academy website. The only requirements are that you have an identified Quality Improvement to work on, an appropriate Sponsor and that you attend the prerequisite programme sessions.

For more details, dates and how to apply along with information on previous Quality Improvements that have been through the Silver programme – see the Academy website




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