Behind the paper: Development of a clinical respiratory QI faculty in an acute hospital using QI methodology
Clinicians are often best placed to identify problems and design solutions within their clinical environments. Current training scheme requirements for doctors in training mandate participation in quality improvement projects (QIPs). Often the ‘lived experience’ for trainees is that these QIPs are simplistic, not aligned to the departmental needs, and hence not sustained following trainee doctor rotations.
The InQuIRe (In-hospital Quality Improvement for Respiratory) Faculty was formed in August 2020 as a departmental quality improvement (QI) faculty at a large teaching hospital with two acute hospital sites. The faculty's vision was to increase participation in QI across our multidisciplinary clinical staff, with a framework and support for mentorship and sponsorship.