Level 1: Foundation in Quality Improvement

What is the aim of this programme?

This Level 1 Foundation in Quality Improvement will help you to develop an understanding and of the fundamentals of quality improvement in healthcare and will guide you in identifying the knowledge and skills you need to further your learning. 

Who is it for?

Anyone working in health and social care services including service user and patient representatives who are interested in learning about quality improvement.

How long will it take?

This is an e-learning programme that can be taken at a time and place that suits you.  Typically it will take approximately 3 hours to complete but because it is an e-learning programme you can stop and start the programme whenever you like and you will be able to pick up where you left off.

How do I access it?

Simply log onto the HSE’s online learning portal at www.hseland.ie.  If you are already registered, login and search for ‘Foundation in Quality Improvement.’ If you are new to HSeLanD, select ‘create an account’ and follow the registration instructions.

What will I learn?

During this programme you will learn about:

1.     What Quality Improvement is and how it can be applied to healthcare.

2.     The importance of everyone taking responsibility to lead and engage others in improvement.

3.     How we partner with people who use services.

4.     What staff engagement is and how our actions can impact others.

5.     The variety of tools used to improve quality.

6.     How important data and measurement are in improvement work.

7.     How structures, processes, oversight and accountability are key to improvement.

Is the programme accredited?

The programme has received category 1 approval from the Nurse & Midwifery Board of Ireland and 3 CPD points by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. 

For further information please contact: 

Email: QPS.Education@hse.ie




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