Programme recommendations for those new to QI

For this year’s International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare Gothenburg 2022, we have put together a series of programme recommendations to help you get the most out of the content and activities that are on offer.



Our recommendations for those new to QI

Whether you are at the start of your Quality Improvement (QI) journey or just want to brush up on the basics, this is a great way to get to grips with the core methodology, as well as getting a taste of the key debates across different topic areas in the field.

On the first day of the conference (Monday) you will begin with an interactive workshop that will provide you with an introduction on everything you need to know about quality improvement. It will also give you an opportunity to connect to others who are also starting out on their improvement journey.

During the main two conference days (Tuesday and Wednesday) you will get a taster of different themes, covering everything from data to co-creation, flow and equity.

All sessions that we have recommended below are suitable for those with no formal training or background in quality improvement. These sessions will be an opportunity to meet established QI practitioners as well as other beginners. We have a mixture of workshop and lecture-based content.

Monday 20 June 2022

M1: An introduction to quality improvement

Develop your skills and meet with other improvers from around the world at this interactive workshop.

M5: Saving the planet – reducing healthcare waste to improve environmental impact

This session will explore the hard facts on waste in healthcare, offering tools and solutions to support practical steps in addressing waste and environmental harm in healthcare settings.

Tuesday 21 June 2022

A1: Creating tomorrow today; tackling the dilemmas at the heart of transformational change

Join Göran Henriks and Helen Bevan for this provocative session and identify some of the big dilemmas in creating tomorrow today.

A6: How to make data count when it comes to engaging people

Take part in this workshop with John Boulton and Doris Behrens and gain an insight into the core principles of data representation in the context of different stakeholders and ‘people styles at work’.

B6: Bringing ward rounds into the 21st century using interdisciplinary inpatient review

This workshop will explore how to identify common challenges facing high-quality inpatient reviews, and how to create a plan for your own hospitals’ improvement programme

C1: Acting with kindness is central to delivering high quality care

In this interactive session, we will go beyond theory to explore and test what it means to be kind to patients, relatives, and the people we work with—and how to do it. We also invite you to join the growing global “movement” exploring and promoting kindness.

Wednesday 22 June 2022

D5: Interested in implementing person-centred care? We have the tools to help!

Join this workshop with The University of Gothenburg for Person-centred Care GPCC and get hands-on experience of the tools they have developed to facilitate the implementation of person-centered care in health care settings.

E3: Improving Safety and Quality in Community Care across Denmark

For decades the effort to improve quality and patient safety has been focused on acute care thus most care is delivered outside hospitals. After this session, you will be able to describe the key factors of safety and quality programs in community care, and apply learning from the Danish program to your own context.

F4: Improving flow in the acute setting

During this two-part presentation, you will hear from Christien van der Linden and learn about the impact the multimodal intervention ‘Taskforce Acute Care Team’ has on the emergency department processes.

During the second part, Freddie Johansson and Emma Binley will explore how QI principles and methodology can be used to address the challenges we face around patient flow in acute inpatient services.

F5: Improving equity in local communities: learning and approaches from anchor institutions

Join this session and gain an understanding of how healthcare organisations acting as anchor institutions can impact population health and improve equity.

Why join us in Gothenburg

Participation in quality improvement can help clinicians and trainees improve care together and develop important professional skills. The benefits to patients, clinicians, and healthcare providers of engaging in quality improvement are considerable.

If you are just starting on your quality improvement journey, then join us in Gothenburg to:

  • Learn the basics to develop your QI skills
  • Gain practical knowledge on how QI principles and methodology can be used to address challenges both in specific areas and complex problems
  • Get examples and advice on how to use data visualisation to effectively communicate information
  • Participate in a ‘movement’ for kindness and consider why kindness is central to quality and safety
  • Get inspired to persevere and build up on the skills you acquire
  • Meet with other improvers from across the world