Quality Improvement Book Development Project

The Audit Recipe Book has provided a popular manual of audit topics for anaesthetists since the first edition in 2000. The 3rd edition, which sought to bridge the gap between audit and quality improvement, was published in 2012 and is available here.

Since its last publication major changes to the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS)Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) have been designed and implemented. The position of quality improvement (QI) science and methodology has changed within the specialty and healthcare as a whole as it has been formally integrated into the curriculum since the last Audit Recipe Book was published.

The new edition of the ‘QI Book’ aims to:

  1. provide comprehensive recipes for QI and audit in all sub- specialties of anaesthesia, and link to national audit/QI priorities in anaesthesia, such as the National Audit Project recommendations and National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA)
  2. further promote the QI methodology and provide examples of real life change
  3. align with GPAS chapters in order to deliver safe and up-to-date anaesthesia, and facilitate entry into the ACSA process.

The timeframe for the project is approximately 12 months, so the updated edition is scheduled for publication in autumn 2019.

How do I get involved?

We are currently recruiting section authors (writing audits or QI schemes based on a topic, or a worked example of a real life improvement) and chapter editors (co-ordinating and reviewing content across the chapter) to deliver this project.

Please include a 300 word personal statement indicating your experience and areas of interest.

Deadline for applications is 9.00am, Monday 5 November 2018. The job description for both roles can be found via the links below.

  1. Quality Improvement Book Section Author Job Description.
  2. Quality Improvement Chapter Editor Job Description.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like to have more information, please contact Dr Maria Chereshneva, Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) QI Fellow at: mchereshneva@rcoa.ac.uk or Dr Carolyn Johnston, QI Working Group Chair at: clinicalquality@rcoa.ac.uk