Registration for Cholecystectomy Quality Improvement Collaborative – 3 (Chole-QuIC3) is now open and will close on 15 January 2021.
This groundbreaking project will offer frontline teams the opportunity to improve outcomes for patients with gallstone disease, whilst also developing transferable Quality Improvement skills.
It is clear that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future and that it has put extreme pressure on surgical services.
Chole-QuIC 3 will focus on how teams can improve their pathways for emergency gallstone patients; this will not only improve patient care but also relieve pressure on the system.
CholeQuIC-ER launched in July 2019 and will close in December 2020. Our CholeQuIC-ER cohort has continued to make excellent progress since laparoscopic surgery restarted in May 2020, with better average times to surgery and reduced variation compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be utilising lessons learned from our CholeQuIC-ER sites to help Chole-QuIC3 sites improve their emergency gallstone service.
Each site will be given tailored support to make improvements depending on their local context and unique set of challenges. For sites who already have excellent 8 day surgery rates the focus will be on “sustaining excellence”.