The RCGP has produced this guidance for GP Trainees completing a Quality Improvement Project (QIP) as part of their training.
The purpose of this guide is to:
• maximise opportunities to learn from patient safety incidents in
your practice, and to share learning via organisational or national
• outline a process for learning from patient safety incidents in
Where appropriate, this guide will signpost existing well-written resources and does not seek to replicate their content.
These examples of driver diagrams from NHS East London Foundation Trust provide an example of what your driver diagrams could look like.
A driver diagram illustrates a ‘theory of change’, that can be used to plan improvement project activities. This technique provides a way of systematically laying out aspects of an improvement project so they can be discussed and agreed on collaboratively by the project team.
This RCGP Quick guide introduces driver diagrams, a tool to help you to organise your improvements in a logical way, so that everyone involved can see how the planned changes will lead to the desired improvement.
In this video Dr Robert Lloyd from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement introduces driver diagrams, which are used to helps you to translate a high level improvement goal into a logical set of underpinning causes or drivers.