Catch up with the latest news, events and updates from the QI Central team.

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QI @ the RCPCH Conference and Exhibition 2019

As ever, we have a robust and inspiring programme of sessions for you at the 13-15th of May, 2019 RCPCH Annual Conference in Birmingham:

Spotlight on new resources

Below are just some of the projects and tools you can find on QI Central. Check them out!

Please Reconcile, Not Wait a While

Keeping Sick Children Out of Hospital. The Ambulatory Care Experience (ACE) Service

Message from Dr John Alexander, RCPCH Officer for Clinical Standards and Quality Improvement

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to QI Central, our online College portal for Quality Improvement. The RCPCH has recognised and fully endorsed the concept of Quality Improvement in addition to Clinical Audit as tools to improve the experience and outcomes of the children and families we care for. This resource was developed to support the college in delivering the core principles of quality improvement described in our Quality Improvement Strategy document which are:

QI Central

In December 2018, RCPCH is launching a new online Quality Improvement and Patient Safety hub – QI Central. The hub will feature user generated content – examples of quality improvement interventions in a variety of areas – very much like Meds IQ currently does. Specifically, the topic areas on the new hub will be:

  • Meds IQ
  • Patient Safety
  • Processes of Care
  • Patient Engagement

QI Central will have exactly the same features as Meds IQ – users will be able to submit their projects, build up content library and receive a regular bulletin.

Meds IQ Champion webinar - November 2018

On November 6th, we had a webinar for Meds IQ Champions featuring Medicines for Children team - Anna Rossiter (RCPCH) and Rachel Lane (Reason Digital) on the topic of  co-designing a new medicines safety app with patients and families.


In July 2018 the RCPCH Medicines for Children project was awarded funding and practical support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief's "Tech for Good" programme. Through this grant new technology will be used to develop a tool to provide assistance to parents and carers managing complex medicines regimes at home.