Resources

With your help we have put together a collection of resources to support your implementation of continuous quality improvement.

You can also use our QI resources to assist with or accompany your application for a Knowledge Award!

We are constantly adding more material to this page. If you would like to stay up-to-date with new tools as they become available, please send an email to our Grants Executive, Kate Jefferies.

Benchmarking

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Take part in a simple audit to measure post-operative complications of neutering. Share your data anonymously with others and find out how you are performing.

Case Studies

word-iconSubmit your own case study
Submit your own QI case study and share it with the veterinary community. (Once downloaded, please 'save as' and reopen from saved location.)
pdf-icon007 Guidelines case study
Guideline - Suture materials in feline spays.

Checklists

word-icon009 Checklist - catheter care
An example of a checklist to use while providing catheter care.
word-icon030 Blood glucose curve admission checklist
An example of a checklist to use in practice when admitting patients for a blood glucose curve monitoring.
word-icon035 Checklist - surgical safety case study
A short case study detailing the implementation of a surgical safety checklist in practice.

Clinical Audit

pdf-iconClinical audit: what is it and what practices and individuals can do right now
Clinical audit is a way for practices to find out where their services are doing well and where improvements can be made. Find out more about it and how to get started here.
word-iconClinical governance: a policy template
In the UK, all veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses must ensure that clinical governance forms part of their professional activities. Get started with clinical governance in your practice here.
vetAUDIT iconvetAUDIT
Take part in a simple audit to measure post-operative complications of neutering. Share your data anonymously with others and find out how you are performing.

General

pdf-icon037 Quality improvement glossary
A brief outline of terms commonly used when discussing quality improvement

Guidelines

Guidelines course thumbGuidelines course
Discover how guidelines can help you in practice and learn how to create your own.
pdf-icon003 Guidelines Walkthrough
This walkthrough will take you through the key stages involved in writing a practice guideline.
word-icon002 Guideline Template
This template will assist you in writing a practice guideline. (Once downloaded, please 'save as' and reopen from saved location.)
pdf-iconGuidelines infographic
A snapshot of the process of creating a local practice guideline.

Podcasts


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Significant Event Audit (SEA)

SEA course thumbSignificant Event Audit course
Find out how to put 'significant events' to good use by evaluating them and embedding your findings in practice.
pdf-icon004 SEA Walkthrough
This walkthrough will take you through the key stages involved in preparing, holding a meeting and writing up a significant event.
word-icon004 SEA Report Template
This template will assist you in structuring your first significant event audit (SEA). (Once downloaded, please 'save as' and reopen from saved location.)