East Midlands Academic Health Science Network hosted the latest East Midlands Quality Improvement Network meeting at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham on 17 May 2017 to over 150 delegates. The network has grown from the East Midlands Quality Improvement, Research and Education (ENQuIRE) Network set up as part of the HEI Challenge project between 2015 and 2016, led by the University of Lincoln. There were over 150 attendees at the event chaired by Dr Cheryl Crocker.
There were key notes from Richard Taunt, founder of Kaleidoscope Health & Care on ‘Bridging the disconnect between research and practice’ and Paul O’Neill, director of the East Midlands Leadership Academy on ‘Leading for quality improvement’. This was followed by an inspirational talk from Emma Wiggs, four time gold medallist Paralympian on ‘Improving mindset – improving quality’.
Professor Siriwardena, director of CaHRU then co-led, with Prof Bryn Baxendale of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, a workshop session on Measurement of Quality Improvement. There were also workshops on human factors, safety and evaluation of QI projects.