Table 1

PQIP activities

ActivityDescription
Creation of network of local collaboratorsLocal leads have been identified at each site for surgery, anaesthesia, management and improvement. These local leads receive regular newsletters and will be invited to collaborative meetings.
Collection of local data to populate national datasetThe dataset was agreed with multidisciplinary consensus by a Clinical Reference Group. Local sites choose pragmatic recruitment strategies and organise data collection/entry according to local resources.
Feedback of timely data to local collaboratorsNear real-time data are displayed for selected metrics as dashboard graphics. All data are (anonymously) available for download by local collaborators. Quarterly summaries and an annual report will be distributed only a few days after the end of data collection for the relevant periods.
Support for multimodal dissemination of data to local collaboratorsLocal data will be used to create one-page infographics, PowerPoint presentations and PDF reports on a quarterly basis.
Facilitation of local QIOnline training resources will be collated and advertised via the PQIP website and App. Examples of high-achieving hospitals will be shared among participating sites in order to share best practice.
Formative evaluation of PQIPThis process evaluation will contribute to ongoing reflection regarding the successes and challenges of PQIP.
Facilitation of national or local researchThe aggregated national dataset will be analysed by the project team (and other researchers) to answer observational research questions. The dataset and webtool will also be flexible to allow its secondary use for other parallel studies aiming for efficient trial designs.
  • PQIP, perioperative quality improvement programme; QI, quality improvement.