Quality improvement and patient safety

We support our members and the wider child health workforce to be at the forefront of continuous quality improvement, providing opportunities to develop and share QI work and co-produce solutions with children and young people, and their families.
Our free website presents child health professionals' QI projects and posters in medicines, safety, patient-centred care and systems of care - plus updates and events.
Our Child Protection Portal helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system. The invaluable 'Companion' is available for members and subscribers.
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Our free website provides free, practical and reliable information for parents and carers about giving medicines to their child.

Our quality programmes

We work with teams across the country to improve care, outcomes and the quality of life for children and young people, and their families. Our two programmes are in diabetes and epilepsy.

Our audits aim to improve care and health outcomes for babies, children and young people. They include audits of clinical care, which are commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as well as audits of service standards, run in collaboration with affiliated specialty groups.
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The IRS offers healthcare organisations an opportunity to adopt a proactive approach in seeking assurances on care provided, address areas of concern and identify scope for quality improvement from a team of independent, expert peer reviewers.

We deliver clinically led peer reviews to healthcare organisations when they need independent, objective expert advice and external assurance on the clinical services and quality of care they provide.

How we're building a culture of continuous improvement

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Patient safety is everyone's business

We support, educate and develop paediatricians, and the wider child health workforce and services, to deliver high quality safe care for infants, children and young people.