Quality Improvement

QI is well established within many industries, and as such, its benefits are well documented across a number of clinical and non-clinical scenarios.

It’s all about working together, gathering real information from real teams and finding practical things that we can do to continuously improve as a whole.

All over the country people are taking part; sharing, learning and providing valuable data and insights.

We want you to join in, to find out more and support the movement towards continuous quality improvement.

Join the movement

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Join veterinary teams across the country in a movement towards continuous quality improvement (QI) in practice.

Before you get started, why not watch our brief intro to QI below?

By adopting QI techniques you can take steps towards:

  • preventing avoidable harm to patients
  • streamlining the services that you provide
  • combining your knowledge sources in a manner that supplements and supports your decision-making (combining expertise with the most relevant and best available scientific evidence, patient circumstances and owners’ values)
  • bringing your practice team together
  • establishing a learning culture
  • a more enjoyable career
  • improving staff retention
  • putting your patients first  – we cannot improve our quality until we first understand the needs of our patients and their owners’ values
  • creating an organisation with a commitment towards measuring and improving standards


Use our resources to get started

We have been working with veterinary teams to create step-by-step guides, templates, case studies, podcasts and courses specifically in the areas of: 

  • Clinical Audit
  • Benchmarking
  • Significant Event Audit
  • Guidelines
  • Checklists

Visit our dedicated tools and resources page to see them all.

Celebrate and share your progress

  • Tell us about your continuous quality improvement project
  • Celebrate excellence in care through quality improvement by entering our Knowledge Awards

Discover how others have used continuous quality improvement

Read about RCVS Knowledge's role in QI and find out who's helped us to help you