In order to change National audit data that has largely remained the same for decades, ICST were approached by the Royal College of Physicians and the NACAP audit team to develop and implement quality improvement in practice.
A partnership between the RCP, NACAP, ICST and NHS Wales to help deliver policy to patient, ICST developed 6 peer reviewed QI projects addressing patient diagnosis and care with greatest value for patients with COPD and asthma.
Although ICST’s toolkits are ‘ready to go’ for a general audience, there is a process to optimise the innovation for the environment in which it is being implemented.
As part of ICST’s implementation methodology, the active alignment of key stakeholders, or people with influence in the system, is key to ensure that there are no barriers to implementation.
Throughout the implementation, ICST monitors the uptake and engagement of the innovation, as well as survey data and feedback from the audience. The findings from this help inform further development work, ensuring that the QI projects continue to be optimised for the audience.
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