Bronze Quality Improvement Training

In a nutshell: The Improvement Academy is developing a range of on-line entry Bronze level, the first of which is our Bronze Quality Improvement training. This training is FREE and available for ALL healthcare providers and commissioners and anyone else who is interested in supporting or delivering improvement, and is available either via our on-line training platform, or through the National ESR.

The Challenge

Consultations across Yorkshire and Humber and discussions with our regional Quality Improvement Training Advisory Group highlighted wide variation and gaps in the provision of foundation Quality Improvement training across our NHS organisations.

What we are doing about it

We developed an e-learning Bronze training programme which includes a broad spectrum of foundation knowledge, from an introduction to the concepts of quality improvement and the Model for Improvement, to more detailed descriptions of some of the tools for improvement and how they can be used. This Bronze training can be used on a ‘stand-alone’ basis, or as entry to more advanced training. For example, in Yorkshire and Humber the Improvement Academy offers ‘silver training for individuals’ and ‘silver training for teams’. You can find out more about Silver training in Yorkshire and Humber by clicking here. (Trainees from outside the Yorkshire and Humber should consult your local training or improvement team to see what opportunities are available in your area).

The content and materials for the Bronze on-line modules are based around material originally produced for the ‘1000 Lives Plus Campaign’ by NHS Wales. 

Content of the Bronze Training

A key objective of the training is to help participants understand how and why everyone has a role to play and can contribute to Quality Improvement in their work area.

Module 1: Introduction to Quality Improvement Training (5 mins)
Module 2: Quality Improvement in Yorkshire and Humber (30 mins) 
Module 3: How can I improve patient care? (30 mins)
Module 4: Your Model for Improvement (30 mins)

Modules 2, 3 and 4 end with a short quiz and the final module is followed by a short evaluation questionnaire. On completion of ALL of the modules, a certificate of completion can be printed off. A User Guide is also available although site navigation is explained throughout. 

Our future plans

  • To continue working with our Quality Improvement Training Advisory Group and our other regional contacts to disseminate the Bronze training across NHS
  • To monitor uptake from various organisations and professional groups
  • To regularly review evaluation results from participants to allow us to improve the content of the training, as appropriate
  • To collect stories from our partner organisations about the impact of Bronze training


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