Series 3: Episode 1: What is it and what is out there?

The Quality Improvement (QI) Boxset will allow you to learn about Quality Improvement with small bite-sized episodes of content. Just like streaming services, you can scroll and pick and choose what you want to watch or listen to. 

This episode:

  • Explains what benchmarking is and how it relates to clinical audit
  • Provides information on available benchmarking tools.
Benchmarking Course

Benchmarking Course

CPD: 20 minutes.

Once you have carried out your audit, what do you do? How do you measure your progress? This benchmarking course will show you everything you need to know.



National Audit for Small Animal Neutering

National Audit for Small Animal Neutering

CPD: 20 minutes.

The National Audit for Small Animal Neutering (NASAN) is a simple audit where practices share their data anonymously to establish UK benchmarks in post-operative complication rates for neutering of small animals.

Listen to Pam Mosedale, Chair of the Quality Improvement Advisory Board, talk to Amelia Poole, RVN and Quality Improvement Project Manager, about this ongoing initiative towards the continuous improvements for neutering outcomes.


Canine Cruciate Registry

Canine Cruciate Registry

CPD: 25 minutes.

Most veterinary surgeons and nurses working with small animals will have experience in treating canine cruciate ligament ruptures. However, there is not a strong evidence base to know which surgical techniques have the best outcome. 

The new Canine Cruciate Registry (CCR) is RCVS Knowledge’s answer to this knowledge gap in veterinary care.

Farm Vet Champions

Farm Vet Champions

CPD: 15 minutes.

Farm Vet Champions is a major collaborative project bringing together UK farm veterinary practitioners and agricultural organisations to improve animal health and welfare standards.  Listen to Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead and Fiona Lovatt, FVC Clinical Lead, discuss how this initiative helps to establish good antimicrobial stewardship in practices and on farms.


VetTeamAMR

VetTeamAMR

CPD: 25 minutes.

Listen to Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead, and Lucy Coyne, VetTeamAMR Project Manager, discuss the initiative championing the responsible use of antimicrobials in companion animal, farm and equine teams. Find out how the evidence-based knowledge and resources can help you embed good antimicrobial stewardship in your teams.

National Audit for Post-operative Outcomes

National Audit for Post-operative Outcomes

CPD: 15 minutes.

The National Audit for Post-operative Outcomes (NAPO) is an anonymised, free-to-use clinical auditing and benchmarking tool on a national scale, creating  evidence-based insights into which interventions and techniques lead to improved patient outcomes in UK small animal and equine patients. Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead, Chair of QIAB, talks to Jenny Brown, National Audit for Post-operative Outcomes Clinical Lead, about the development of this important project.


International Colic Surgery Audit

International Colic Surgery Audit

CPD: 30 minutes.

Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead talks to Professor Debra Archer, BVMS PhD CertES(Soft Tissue) DipECVS FRCVS FHEA about this global initiative aiming to improve the quality of care and outcomes for horses and their owners following colic surgery.


Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network

Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network

CPD: 25 minutes.

Listen to Pam Mosedale, QI clinical Lead, talk to David Singleton, BVSc MSc PhD MRCVS, about the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and University of Liverpool initiative, in collaboration with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, to create and expand a database of UK pet health records and support research into animal and human diseases.

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