NHS Lothian Quality Showcase 2024

The NHS Lothian QI showcase is a regional conference celebrating all South-East Scotland trainees that is open to all Doctors-in-Training to display their Quality improvement work.

Points available for a regional poster or oral presentation


QI Showcase- 2024

Calling all healthcare staff interested in improving patient safety!

We are holding the NHS Lothian 2024 Quality Improvement Showcase on Friday 24th May 2024 from 13:00-16:30

This presents an opportunity for all clinical staff to showcase their QI work, network, and receive feedback on their projects.

All staff groups and grades are welcome to attend. The conference is free to attend, either in person of online (see site specific locations below).

Where can I join in?

In-person at Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building, RIE.

Virtual viewing will also be set up at the Western General Hospital in Seminar Room 1, Medical Education Centre, or St John's Hospital in the Paul Taylor Lecture Theatre.


Please contact: david.maclennan@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk


Abstract Format

Abstract should be structured in the following format:

Title: Should summarize the abstract and suggest how the topic is relevant and important.

Topic/Theme area: Clinical/ Sustainability/ Civility and staff wellbeing asafety/ Realistic Medicine/ Patient safety (including prescribing)

Preferred Presentation format: Poster or Oral

Author Names: outline the main author, and who are co-authors, including full name and institution

Introduction: Is usually several sentences that outline the question addressed by the project. The first sentence should frame the issue. If possible, provide a concise review of what is and is not known about the problem being addressed, and how your project fills a gap. The final sentence should describe the purpose of the initiative and include a clear aim statement that specifically lists the desired improvement target.

Methods: Should describe 1) what QI measures (outcome/process/balancing) were used to evaluate the QI intervention; 2) what change(s) were implemented, and ideally an explicit rationale for why the proposed changes would be expected to solve the local QI problem, i.e, what did you learn from your driver diagram; 3) detailed description of the iterative PDSA cycles of change used to implement the change(s); 4) analytic approach used to evaluate the impact of the intervention.

Results: Provide a summary of the results.

Conclusion: State concisely what can be concluded. This must be supported by data presented in the abstract. Describe the implications of the project findings. Include major limitations and future directions i.e. next steps +/- implementation.

Word Count: 250 words


Conference Schedule

To be confirmed!!

Our staff

Dr Ross Paterson
ADME (Improvement)
Intensive Care Consultant (WGH)
David Maclennan
Medical Education Fellow
Medicine RIE