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					                                             Quality Improvement Cycle Template
Area                            Contact name and phone no.                           Position


Topic

Improvement goals
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Planned strategies (how will you achieve the goal)
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                                        PDSA cycles approach (further information on following page)
4. Act (Consider next actions for further improvement)              1. Plan (Who, What, When, How) START HERE




3. Study (evaluate the improvements that you have made)             2. Do (record the strategies that you have undertaken in this cycle-
                                                                    what happened?)




        PDSA cycle approach Template                                                                                     JS 24/08/06
                                                 Quality Improvement Cycle Template

                                                           Things to specify at each phase:
                                                                       1. PLAN
   Method- e.g., who will carry out strategies, what resources are                  What data are needed for evaluation- how will you tell if your
    needed, what steps will be needed, etc.                                           strategy made a difference?

   Number of cases (if relevant)


                                                                        2. DO
   Was the action carried out as planned?                                            What did we observe that was not a part of the plan?



                                                                       3. STUDY
   Do your data show improvements in your goal areas?                               Do the results agree with your predictions about what would
                                                                                      change?

   Has anything else changed (e.g., flow-on effect)                                 What new knowledge was gained through this cycle?

                                                                        4. ACT

   Abandon or modify the original goal? (Given what you now know, is it             Continue to aim for this goal, but with new strategies?
    achievable, realistic?)

   Continue with the same strategies for a longer time period?                      What new knowledge was gained through this cycle?

   Expansion of project (e.g., is it relevant to the rest of the                    What should the objective of the next cycle be?
    organisation?)




PDSA cycle approach Template                                                                                                                    JS 24/08/06
                               Quality Improvement Cycle Template




PDSA cycle approach Template                                        JS 24/08/06