Quality Improvement


The audit is committed to sharing Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives and areas of best practice to improve the quality care for people with anxiety and depression. We want to encourage Trusts involved in the audit to use NCAAD data and QI methods to effect successful and lasting changes.

During November and December 2019 the NCAAD team ran six Quality Improvement workshops across England for audit leads and Trust staff involved in the both the core and spotlight audits.  Each workshop was facilitated by an expert in quality improvement and gave an overview of QI methods and tools.

Find out more about QI workshops and what people thought (PDF).

Between March and May the NCAAD team hosted two webinars, with a focus on QI and how to use the Core and Spotlight audit results to implement successful change in mental health services. These sessions were facilitated by our clinical advisors and a QI expert, and enabled colleagues to interact live with other NHS Trust staff to share achievements and struggles with different QI tools, methodologies and projects. Most importantly, the webinars encouraged shared learning and provided real-life examples of how to use the NCAAD data for QI planning.

The NCAAD webinars presented a great opportunity to get tailored, specialised support for your QI project no matter their current stage. 

View a recording of the first quality improvement webinar which took place on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

View a recording of the second QI webinar which took place on Tuesday 12 May 2020.

The audit team has created a NCAAD newsletter. In the February edition you will find audit updates, details of upcoming events of interest and quality improvement initiatives that Trusts may find useful and informative for their own QI projects using NCAAD data.

Issue 1, February 2020 (PDF) 

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