7th February 2017

The latest Clinical Change Forum was held in East Lothian on Tuesday 7th February.

This was the first forum of the new calendar year and was very well attended by clinicians from both primary and secondary care. The audience of over 120 people were joined by Tim Davison, Chief Executive and Brian Houston, Chairman.

The Clinical Change Forums are designed to bring together clinicians from across NHS Lothian to discuss the issues and ensure clinical engagement and leadership.

The aims are to change practice, improve outcomes, to reduce waste and variation, by developing our approach to individual patient care and drive quality.

February’s forum was introduced by Dr Simon Watson alongside Dr Tracey Gillies, who was introduced as the new Executive Medical Director for NHS Lothian.

This was followed by a presentation on quality improvement in Primary Care in Lothian by Dr Lisa Carter, who has recently been appointed as the Quality Lead for Primary Care.

Dr Shelagh Stewart, Cluster Quality Lead, spoke about Quality Improvement specific to East Lothian Clusters.

Four local teams who are currently carrying out valuable quality improvement projects shared their work with the group. All the examples presented were very positively received by the group.

Further presentations on Data Dashboards, Health Literacy, and Health & Social Care concluded the afternoon. 

More forums are planned for 2017, with the next one being held on Wednesday 15th March, 5pm -6:30pm at St John’s Hospital.  To register your interest in attending, or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for discussion please visit this page.