Quality Improvement Academy

The NSW Clinical Excellence Commission provides leadership in safety and quality in NSW to improve health care for patients. The CEC's Quality Improvement Academy (QIA) is one of the organisation's key enablers of this purpose. The QIA aims to support local health districts and specialty health networks to build and sustain the capability needed to support our joint improvement effort.

The Academy offers training via a variety of modalities such as Face to Face Workshops, on-demand Webinars, regular WebEx's, eLearning, and the HETI My Health Learning platform. The Curriculum includes Leadership and Improvement Science, and the education arm of many of the CEC improvement toolkits such as Open Disclosure, Root Cause Analysis, End of Life, Blood Watch, and Medication Reconciliation.

Improvement Science and measurement for improvement is incorporated into the teaching in many of the Academy offerings, including the Executive Clinical Leadership Program (ECLP) and the Foundational Clinical Leadership Program's (FCLP).

The CEC's QI Academy web pages also includes Quality Tools. Each tool has its own dedicated webpage with a downloadable template, relevant instructions and information about the tools use is explained. Examples of Quality tools are Run Charts,Driver Diagrams, and Pareto Charts & the 80/20 Rule.