QI in A&E and using App technology for allocating organs for transplant - 23rd May, RIE Clinical Change Forum

The Clinical Change Forum heard from a number of thought provoking speakers. Nikki Maran gives a reflective account of the presentations in this short video. 


Presentations can be found below:

- Quality Improvement in the Emergency Department - Ed James and Kate Easterford
- Using App Technology to Allocate Organs for Transplant - Mark Dunn
- Applying for Small Grants from Lothian Health Foundation - Owen Siddalls


Ed James and Kate Easterford kicked off the event with a presentation of the development of Quality Improvement in the Emergency Department. This was followed by Mark Dunn, who told an exciting story of innovation for allocating organs for transplant. The event closed with a summary from Owen Siddalls about how to apply for small grants from the Lothian Health Foundation.

We would appreciate your feedback on the forum. We want to continually make these events better and your feedback will enable us to do so -https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QYGJT7Z

Nikki Maran also mentioned at the CCF that we have licences for BMJ Quality, which is a tool that you can use to publish QI projects in a peer reviewed journal – you can find more information on how to do this, here.

A reminder that ‘What matters to you?’ day is on the 6th June, you can get more information on their website - http://www.whatmatterstoyou.scot/ If you want to join in activities in NHS Lothian, please contact Julie-Ann Farrer.

For anyone wanting more information on Small Grants in NHS Lothian, please see the Edinburgh and Lothian’s Health Foundation website, here.

 Discussions around innovation at the forum inspired interest in 'hackathons' and other innovation events. The next event is through Product Forge and the Cancer Innovation Challenge, who are running an open cancer "data dive" event at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June 2017.

The Data Dive is a unique opportunity for clinicians to explore cancer data in collaboration with entrepreneurially minded data scientists, analysts and software engineers to improve cancer care in the NHS in Scotland.

Register at the Cancer Data Dive event page