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Lou the Vet Nurse takes over the RCVS Knowledge Facebook site for a discussion about clinical audit, how to get started in practice, how to keep engaged and get help along the way. 

Louise Northway talks about the importance of a learning culture and continuous quality improvement when it comes to keeping your team motivated and working together. This presentation was given at The College of Animal Welfare at Clinical Coach Congress 2019. Image credits: The staff at WHVC and


For World Antibiotic Awareness Week, UK Chief Vet Christine Middlemiss chairs a roundtable discussion on challenges presented by antimicrobial resistance and ways to tackle it, with guests Ian Battersby (Davies Veterinary Specialists/Mission Rabies), Steve Howard (PDSA), Kristen Reyher (Bristol Veterinary School) and David Singleton (Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network).

Mark Turner: In human medicine, the management of care to ensure safety for the service-user constitutes an important element of the patient journey. The name given to this discipline is patient safety. It is founded upon those elements of good medical practice which help avoid or mitigate human error. 

The Q&A from Mark Turner's session on patient safety.

Gillian Leng illustrates the highs and lows of using evidence in the healthcare setting, drawing on experience from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) relevant to veterinary medicine.

The Q&A from Gillian Leng's presentation illustrating the highs and lows of using evidence in the healthcare setting. 

Margaret Mary Devaney, Assistant Director for Quality and Risk at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, and Anita Malana, Team Leader for Trauma, Orthopaedics and Private Theatres at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, draw on personal experiences to give a thought-provoking overview of quality improvement, approaches to safety and a learning culture in the NHS. This emotive presentation was made at RCVS Knowledge's National Summit for Supporting Quality Improvement in Veterinary Care 2019. Follow the visual presentation while you listen →

Dr Bill Taylor gives a captivating plenary on 'Quality Improvement and the NHS', outlining some of the basics of quality improvement and its history.  Follow Bill's visual presentation while you listen →

Matt McMillan, Principal Clinical Anaesthetist and Critical Care Co-ordinator at Queens Veterinary School Hospital, delivers his talk on checklists, revealing the underlying reason why they are necessary and delving into their war-time history.

Lizzie Locket, the CEO of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, presents a plenary session about the importance of adopting a learning culture.

Dr Bradley Viner, discusses the importance of embedding quality improvement in the profession and introduces our Quality Improvement Project.

This podcast discusses how a significant event can lead to the practice examining what happened, looking at the evidence base, revising protocols and auditing implementation of the new protocols. A significant event is an event thought by anyone in the team to be significant in the care of patients or the conduct of the practice.

Embracing EBVM as a concept is an important first step, but is of little value unless it is translated into an improvement in patient care. This session will discuss how EBVM can be incorporated into clinical guidelines at a practice level, using a team-based approach to maximise concordance.

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