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PQIP News Update - 21 December 2018



Dear Dorian,

Welcome to the final PQIP newsletter of 2018. It has been a busy few months and we are already looking forward to what next year has in store! In this month's newsletter:
November Quarterly Reports Published
PQIP's 2019 Collaborative Event
Fitter Better Sooner Patient Information Toolkit
Enhanced Recovery and Anaemia Pathway Sharing
Data Entry Reminders
100 and Rising!
November Quarterly Reports Published

We have published our latest set of quarterly reports on the PQIP webtool, tailored to your site and subdivided by specialty. The reports are provided in Word, PDF and PowerPoint format for ease of sharing and dissemination, and also include a snapshot infographic detailing how your site is performing against PQIP's top five improvement opportunities for 2018-19. We are also able to provide bespoke reports for sites upon request, so if you would like to get a more in-depth picture of your performance by procedure, for example, do get in touch as we'd be happy to do so. Do take a look through your latest set of results and share with your colleagues across departments and specialties, you'll need to be logged in to gain access to the reports but do get in touch if you experience any issues in doing so.
PQIP's 2019 Collaborative Event

Following on from the success of this year's collaborative events in London and Manchester, we have been busy planning next year's offering. We will be staging one large event at King's Place in London on Monday 16 September where we will be launching PQIP's second Annual Report and hoping to stage surgery-specific breakout sessions for delegates. More details will follow in due course but do save the date in your diaries for the time being, and please send through ideas on any topics you would like to see covered in the sessions. We are keen for the sessions to be as constructive and interactive as possible so all suggestions are most definitely welcome!
Fitter Better Sooner Patient Information Toolkit

The RCoA's Patient Information Group has developed a toolkit which offers patients information on steps they can take to improve health and recovery following an operation. We feel that the core principles of perioperative medicine are embedded in this, from optimising via the GP and preassessment clinic, to encouraging the patient to take advantage of the teachable moment around surgery. There is a main leaflet, as well as six main surgery-specific leaflets and an animation that can be played on tablets, smartphones, laptops and TVs. We would encourage you to think about how you could use these resources in your clinics and disseminate to your local GP networks and other colleagues.

The toolkit can be viewed online with printable posters and other materials available for download in MP4 format.
Enhanced Recovery and Anaemia Pathway Sharing

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in details of their enhanced recovery pathways across the specialties PQIP is recruiting to, we very much appreciate the time and effort you took to do so and will be looking to format these for display on the PQIP website as examples of good practice that other sites can benefit from.

While we are doing so, we would be very interested to receive any information you might hold locally on anaemia management pathways for the same purpose. Any vignettes, infographics or documentation that provides information on your pathway would be very much welcome. As always, please send through any information to the PQIP inbox or get in touch if you have any doubts as to the type of information to send through.
A few reminders regarding data entry...

In response to a few queries that recently arrived in the PQIP inbox, here are a few reminders regarding aspects of clinical and patient questionnaire data entry:
  • We are aiming to increase our engagement with patients in 2019 and as such, need to have obtained their consent to initiate contact. The consent form currently asks whether the patient would like to receive updates from the PQIP study team by email, roughly once per year, and the response can be inputted into the webtool at Q1.20 on the CRF. This question is frequently being missed as part of the data entry process so please do try to make sure you are inputting this response for each patient you recruit.
  • Some sites have reported that the automated reminder emails that list patients for 6 and 12 month follow ups are consistently displaying old, out-of-date Case ID numbers (where the 6 and 12 month post-op dates have long since passed). This is because the system registers that the 6 and/or 12 month questionnaire has not been completed for that patient and continues to list the associated Case ID number until the issue has been resolved. If a 6 or 12 month questionnaire has not been completed with a patient for whatever reason, please access the patient's record on the web tool, enter the appropriate questionnaire, and use the drop down box on the first page to provide the reason why the questionnaire has not been completed. Once you have done this you can click through to the end of the questionnaire and save/submit on the last page. The system will then recognise that the questionnaire has been completed.
  • Please ensure that you are using the most recent versions of the Patient Information Sheet (v1.1) and Consent Form (v1.2) which are downloadable from the web tool. Our last update in May 2018 brought both into line with new GDPR legislation and all PIs were informed of the change by email. If you are unsure whether you have been using the correct versions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

100 and rising!

And finally, we are very pleased to announce that PQIP now has over 100 participating hospitals in England and Wales with more keen to join from across the UK! This is fantastic news and we'd like to say a big welcome to all those who have recently joined. Not only does this boost patient recruitment, but it provides a real opportunity to foster collaboration and learning between hospitals and specialties. PQIP will remain open to new sites for the foreseeable future so please do spread the word among your colleagues and sign up to meet your fellow collaborators at our next event!
That's it for now folks. Please follow us on Twitter @PQIPNews andget in touch with any queries. Have a fantastic Christmas break and we'll be in touch again in the new year!

The PQIP Team
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
Helen Keller
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