Quality Improvement

Our work to promote quality improvement among providers of treatment for Oesophago-Gastric cancer.

NOGCA Healthcare Improvement Plan

NOGCA will be providing trusts/hospitals/MDTs with relevant metrics across the patient pathway. NOGCA Quality Improvement priorities were developed in consultation with stakeholders in the Clinical Reference Group and are described in the NOGCA Healthcare Improvement Plan.

Introduction to Quality Improvement

Links to organisations providing essential reading and background to Quality Improvement

Source Title
Royal College of Surgeons of England Quality improvement in surgery
Royal College of Radiology Quality Improvement in Clinical Radiology
Hughes, RG Tools and strategies for quality improvement and patient safety
Health Foundation Quality improvement made simple
HQIP HQIP elearning
NICE Putting NICE Guidance into practice
NHS Wales Improvement Cymru

Quality Improvement Methods and Tools

Links to useful Quality Improvement methods and tools including templates

Source Title
NHS Improvement Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools by stage of the patient pathway
NHS Improvement Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools by type of task
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit
HQIP Good governance handbook
HQIP Clinical audit: a guide for NHS Boards and partners
HQIP A guide to quality improvement tools
East London NHS Foundation Trust Quality Improvement Resources
National Institute of Clinical Excellence Quality Improvement resources for commissioners 

Quality Improvement Case Studies

Below is a list of QI case studies.

Source Title
NHS Scotland QI Case Studies
Journal of Thoracic Disease Benchmark analyses in minimally invasive esophagectomy-impact on surgical quality improvement
Annals of Surgical Oncology Quality Improvement in Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Outcome Improvement Through Data Review
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Evolution of Standardized Clinical Pathways: Refining Multidisciplinary Care and Process to Improve Outcomes of the Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
European Journal of Surgical Oncology Control chart methods for monitoring surgical performance: A case study from gastro-oesophageal surgery

National Quality Improvement programmes

National programmes working to improve the quality of care and use the findings from the NOGCA to underpin their work

Source Title
National Clinical Audit Benchmarking Benchmarked NOGCA data utilised for CQC hospital inspections
Getting it Right First Time Variation in general surgery delivery and clinical practice