QI Central – sharing QI experience and expertise

Our free resource, launched in March 2019, brings together examples of quality improvement (QI) interventions submitted by child health professionals. It also has useful tools to aid data collection and improvement interventions.

Go to QI Central

QI Central is an easy to use and accessible sharing platform to support child health professionals’ understanding and practice of embedding QI in their work environments.

Topic areas

  • Meds IQ - safe prescribing, medicine administration, patient support - launched a few years ago, Meds IQ is now part of QI Central
  • Safety - safety culture, human factors, event reporting, deterioration
  • Patient-centred care - patient experience, voices and views
  • Systems of care - efficiency and access, effectiveness and education

COVID-19 update - In these unprecedented times a culture of shared knowledge and innovation is more vital than ever. We're now posting regular updates on resources related to COVID-19 for the paediatric community.

Key features

  • A library of resources across the four topic areas
  • Best practice section featuring replicable project templates and useful tools to implement in one’s own practice
  • Online submission form to share one’s own work
  • Online bulletin

Browse the QI Central website for examples of solutions implemented by others to inform your own work. 

All submissions to QI Central undergo a peer review process for sign off for publication. For submissions that are published, we will issue a confirmation certificate by email.


QI Central is overseen by the RCPCH Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum in the Research and Quality Improvement division. If you have any enquiries about the project, please contact qips@rcpch.ac.uk.

Media enquiries

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry about QI Central, please contact the RCPCH press office at press.office@rcpch.ac.uk or 020 7092 6005, or for out of hours, 07837 973 413.