Introduction The IBD Quality Improvement Project (IBDQIP) was established in 2010, as a project to help improve adult and paediatric IBD services across the UK. Here we report the first two years of progress.
Methods IBDQIP uses a web-based system (www.ibdqip.co.uk) to enable services to benchmark themselves against the national IBD standards and then action plan improvement using a combination of self-assessment, network support and a shared repository of best practise. Results are provided to sites graphically as a performance dashboard using a hierarchical grading system. Initial sites completed the first assessment in 2011, with a second round in 2012. Progress has been assessed by comparing scores between rounds and from site feedback.
Results Participation increased over time, with 69 sites (56 adult & 13 paediatric) participating in round 1 (2011) and 84 sites (66 adult & 18 paediatric) in round 2 (2012). 90% of sites completed their evaluation within 4 hours (median 2–3). 60% of sites met as an MDT to complete their return, which was rated as the most powerful catalyst for change (figure 1). Significant improvement has been made across a range of measures:
Conclusion In it’s first two years, IBDQIP has shown increased participation and has proved to be a rapid and effective tool to improve IBD services. The project has now merged with the National IBD Audit and will be rolled out to all IBD services in 2014.
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