Information about us – Trainees Improving Patient Safety through Quality Improvement (TIPSQI)
TIPSQI was developed in response to the addition of Quality Improvement to the curriculum for Foundation Doctors. Starting with one training session at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2013 (now Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust), sessions are now delivered in over 20 NHS organisations across England.
Our core belief is that the skills required to be future clinical leaders and undertake improvement work are not innate; formal teaching and support is required.
At its core the TIPS QI programme involves the delivery of interactive workshops where trainees are taught key QI concepts, based on the Model for Improvement. We aim to improve QI efforts by reducing regional variation in the content of QI training, removing barriers to undertaking projects and ultimately empowering clinicians to make improvements to patient care in their clinical areas of work.