Rebooting the Running Horse Group

First off an apology for the quiescent nature of blogs and output over the last year. Juggling numerous responsibilities and dealing with ever increasing service pressures I hope is not a unique experience.

However a meeting date has been set for the next RHG get together: November 23rd

The day will start at the IBM Southbank Centre from 2pm. Places will be limited for this phase of the day so if you can e-mail me to confirm asap I would appreciate it. There will be a few keynotes and opportunities to influence innovative work going on around the country.

In the evening there will be a working dinner with a chance to exchange thoughts and share some ideas. It’s fine just to join the evening event.

A lot has yet to be confirmed (including location for dinner) although I am aware no-one is interested in coming to another ‘talking shop‘. For those who have been involved in the RHG since its inception I think (hope!) the network has provided a safe and valuable space to discuss and debate. I’m probably not going out on a limb by guaranteeing if you have a problem we can find you someone who has solved it.

I also appreciate it is yet another London-centric event. Without a funding stream and a need for hosts willing to operate at no cost, with no guarantee of attendance, options are limited. I am always open to other suggestions for the future though!

Please save the date and further details will follow!

All the best

Damian

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Invitation to join the Meds IQ Champions’ Network

Please see the below from the MEDS IQ team:

We would like to invite you to be part of the Meds IQ Champions’ Network, to help us ensure that medicines safety is at the centre of paediatric service improvement delivery regionally and nationally.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has been commissioned by the Department of Health to develop a Quality Improvement network to improve paediatric medicines safety. Meds IQ aims to support scaling up of innovation and sharing quality improvement practice to reduce the risk of harm from paediatric medication error. As part of the project, we developed a Meds IQ website – an online library collating examples of QI projects and tools, supporting selected areas of medicines safety. It is our vision that, Meds IQ will bring together professionals to support their improvement and organisations to ensure that medicines safety remains at the heart of paediatric research and practice.

As part of the project, we are developing a network of Meds IQ Champions, who will:

  • promote the use of Meds IQ in their Trust and professional groups
  • share local and regional medication safety resources and contribute content to the site, where appropriate

The Champions will be a link between the College, the regional and local groups and networks and clinical teams, ensuring a two-way flow of information – disseminating key Meds IQ activities and resources as well as escalating regional updates and practice to the Meds IQ team and key stakeholders.

Click here: Meds IQ Champions’ Network_information for an information sheet providing more detail about the Champions’ Network’s planned activities.

If you would be happy to join the Champions’ Network, we would invite you to attend our launch day on September 30th, 12 – 4.30pm in London, where you will receive an in-depth introduction to the Meds IQ project, the Champions’ Network and the information and materials you need as a Champion.

We would kindly ask you to let us know if you will be attending the event by e-mailing Josie at josephine.oyinlola@rcpch.ac.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Kasia Muszynska                      Dr Melanie Clements                  Dr Jane Runnacles                    Dr Alice Roueché

Meds IQ Project Manager          Project Executive                      Senior User                               Senior User