Quality Academy - Improving Care Together

What is the Quality Academy?

The Quality Academy is the home of Quality Improvement within University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

Q - Questioning, suppporting Coaching

U - Understanding where we are now & getting us where we need to be

A- Acceptable improvements for staff, patients and carers

L - Learning and Sharing

I - In ALL Wards, Departments and Teams

T - Team Driven Change

Y - Yours

#PeopleFirst helps get blood results back on time

The Pathology Team have reported great results using #PeopleFirst to improve the accuracy and turnaround times of blood samples, resulting in an impressive 50% improvement.

Pharmacy Dispensary Team
Faster TTAs Thanks to Pharmacy Improvement Project

The dispensing team have made big improvements to the flow of TTA (To Take Away) controlled drugs through Pharmacy.

Rapid Changeover of patients in Theatre 8 (OG)

As a patient in theatre I am expected to have my surgery done on the day as planned and not get cancelled, as this will add to my stress and anxiety. As a member of the Theatre team, we want to treat all patients on the list through a stress free day in theatre, maintaining efficiency and finishing

Multi creation of professional therapy plan document for patients on stroke pathway

Lack of therapy plan awareness and consistency for wide team

Heart Failure Input to the Hot Floor

Patients with primary or secondary diagnosis of Heart Failure, Chest Pain or Atrial Fibrillation have a 70% conversion rate to admission.

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