iQuest

93357 iQuest PullUp Banners - Final_1NIMDTA has designed a modular, generic professional skills framework for all specialty trainees that aims to equip doctors and dentists in training with the ability to communicate effectively, empathise, lead, follow and improve patient care, safety and Experience. This programme is called iQuest.

iQuest comprises of 15 modules that is divided over 3 stages of specialty Training:

Initial Years (CT1-2/3, ST1-2)
Module Description Booking Info
Module 1: Understanding Healthcare Purpose

This module will enable participants to have a general understanding of the structure of health and social care in Northern Ireland and the roles and responsibilities of the key organisations within it.

eLearning (HSC Leadership)Currently in development.

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Module 2: Being a professional

MANDATORY FOR ALL TRAINEES TO COMPLETE.

Purpose

General Medical Council (GMC) standards define what makes a good doctor by setting out the professional values, knowledge, skills and behaviours required of all doctors working in the UK. This module will examine the key principles in Good medical practice and the explanatory guidance. Participants will be asked to reflect on their current practice and discuss how the guidance might apply in practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will have

  • Examined the key priciples in Good medical practice, Doctors’ use of social media, Protecting children and young people, Treatment and care towards the end of life, Confidentiliaty, Consent, Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety, Professionalism.
  • Discussed elements of the guidance and how it might apply in practice.
  • Appreciated some of the ethical challenges that doctors have to face.

 

Full day workshop (Ashley McKeever & Alan Walker (GMC))Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN
Module 3: Human Factors Purpose

Research shows that approximately 10% of our patients will come to harm as a direct consequence of errors made in the delivery of their care. The effects may be far reaching, not only for the patients and their families, but for the doctors and teams involved. This module will consider why “to err is human” and what we can do as individuals and teams to reduce the potential for error with particular focus on the role of non-technical skills training. Participants will be asked to reflect on their own teamworking & communication skills and be introduced to the concepts of emotional intelligence & situation awareness.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the inevitability of your human fallibility and its role in healthcare related error
  • To consider the role of system design and non-technical skills (NTS) training in reducing the ‘human hazard’
  • To explore how managing your own and others’ emotions will increase safety
  • To recognise how your assessment of a situation may be jeopardised by distractions and bias
  • To develop & practise the skills required to build a strong & effective team
Half day workshop (NIMDTA Clinical Facilitators)

New dates anticipated for November/December 2016.

Module 4: Quality Improvement Purpose

This module will give the principles and tools to integrate QI methods into day to day work in health care. Participants will understand the improvement science underpinning improvement methods and be able to reflect where improvement and safer care is needed in their current working environment. They will see examples where QI methods have made a difference to patient outcomes and the importance of measurement. They will have the opportunity to design a straightforward QI project

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand how QI methods differ from research and traditional audit
  • To engage in the concept that change is possible and patient care can be improved and made safer
  • To learn some tools that can be used immediately in the working environment
  • To recognise the importance of measurement to demonstrate continuous improvement
Half day workshop (NIMDTA Clinical Facilitators)

New dates anticipated for November/December 2016.

Module 5A: Building your CV & Developing Resilience Purpose

This module will facilitate participants to reflect on their career values and how these values impact on their career decision making process. It will identify strategies to help participants structure their interview preparation and enhance their interviewee skills. The module will also help participants to develop the resilience required to help them cope with potential professional and personal stressors.

Learning Outcomes

  • To explore the essentials of career planning
  • To help participants make themselves competitive for interviews
  • To evaluate strategies for highlighting experiences, strengths and achievements within a CV
  • To consider methods of enhancing personal and professional resilience
Half day workshop (Dr Camille Harron & Mr Oliver Boylan)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Module 5B: Working With others Purpose

Understanding Personality’ will allow participants the opportunity to undertake the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to assess their personality preference.

  • To increase self awareness by being aware of, and understanding, our own personality preferences
  • To understand others by being aware that others have different personality preferences
  • To understand that by using the differences as well as the similarities we can achieve more from our team.
Facilitated (HSC Leadership Facilitators)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Intermediate Years (ST3+)
Module Description Booking info
Modules also available to complete
  • Module 2: Being a professional (MANDATORY FOR ALL TRAINEES TO COMPLETE)
  • Module 3: Human Factors
  • Module 4: Quality Improvement
  • Module 5A: Building your CV & Developing Resilience
  • Module 5B: Working With others
See Initial Years drop-down for more details
Module 6: Teach the Teacher Purpose

This module will consider the principles of adult learning and how the participants can apply these principles in a variety of formal and informal teaching contexts. Participants will assess strategies for motivating the people they teach to actively participate in the learning process and evaluate models of feedback which may be used in a variety of contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • To define the principles of adult learning
  • To plan a formal teaching session incorporating key adult learning principles
  • To evaluate models of time-limited teaching
  • To reflect on how to motivate learners to actively participate in a variety of formal and informal learning situations
  • To analyse models of feedback and develop an awareness of the key components of effective feedback
  • To reflect on the value of reflective practice
Half day workshop (Mr Oliver Boylan)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Module 7: Supervisory Skills Purpose

This module will consider the role of trainees in supervising other members of staff and the skills required to do this. Participants will be asked to reflect on their approach to this role and to consider how they can develop as a supervisor while they are a trainee and as a consultant after they complete training.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand how trainees contribute to superivision of other staff
  • To appreciate the skills a supervisor requires to help trainees develop
  • To consider what is required of a consultant who is a named supervisor
  • To learn about best use of workplace based assessments and personal development plans
  • To learn about the different skill sets a supervisor can use in the role

To consider approaches to efficiently manging time

Half day workshop (NIMDTA Clinical Facilitators)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Module 8: Using Evidence Purpose

The GMC requires doctors to practise in line with the latest evidence. However, it has been consistently found that there is a gap between best practice (as determined by scientific evidence) and the clinical care that is provided.  Between 10-40% patients do not receive care based on current scientific evidence and more than 20% care provided is not needed or is potentially harmful.

The aim of this module is to improve outcomes for patients by improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of doctors in training towards the use of medical evidence. Participants will learn basic research tools and apply these tools in a critical skills workshop.

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn how to critically appraise scientific literature
  • To understand and apply basic research principles
  • To understand basic principles of research governance and how they should apply relevant ethical guidelines to research activities
  • To learn about the use of large data sets for epidemiological research
  • To understand systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

 

Full day workshop (QUB Senior Lecturers)

This is an annual event which will take place on Wednesday 21 September. Malone House, Barnett’s Demense

Module 9: Leading a Team on Call Purpose

There is a significant relationship between effective team work and patient satisfaction and mortality. Many healthcare teams are required to be fully functional without any time to establish interpersonal relationships. It is therefore necessary for doctors in training to know how to be an effective team member prior to joining the team.

The module will describe the principles of effective team work, communication and leadership and participants will consider how they can apply these principles to improve teamwork and the safety of patients. Participants will consider communication techniques that are appropriate for urgent referral of a patient, for handover and briefing/debriefing. Participants will reflect on techniques that can be used to challenge and to resolve conflicts.

Learning Outcomes

  • To recognise the importance of teamwork to outcomes of care
  • To identify the characteristics of effective team functioning within the context of an on call system
  • To learn effective communication techniques for health care teams
  • To identify the characteristics of effective team leadership
Half day workshop (NIMDTA Clinical Facilitators)

New dates anticipated for November/December 2016.

Module 10: Medicine & the Law Purpose

The module will consider the interaction between the medical and legal professions in the context of clinical negligence litigation and Coroners’ Inquests. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore difficult legal and ethical issues which affect daily clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand litigation and its impact on the medical profession
  • To learn about recent legal developments
  • To recognise general legal principles and good practice relating to consent to clinical treatment
  • To appreciate when and where to obtain further information and guidance

To identify legal issues which may arise in clinical practice and how to handle them

Half day workshop (Ms Wendy Beggs & Colleagues, BSO)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Final Years (Last 12 months prior to CCT)
Module Description Booking Info
Modules also available to complete
  • Module 2: Being a professional (MANDATORY FOR ALL TRAINEES TO COMPLETE)
  • Module 3: Human Factors
  • Module 4: Quality Improvement
  • Module 5A: Building your CV & Developing Resilience
  • Module 5B: Working With others
  • Module 6: Teach the Teacher
  • Module 7: Supervisory Skills
  • Module 8: Using Evidence
  • Module 9: Leading a Team on Call
  • Module 10: Medicine & the Law
See Initial & Intermediate Years drop-downs for more details
Module 11: Supporting Trainees Purpose

This module will examine the major domains of concern which may lead to a trainee requiring support above that which would be expected during any stage of their training. It will explain the early warning signs which may point to a trainee in difficulty and outline the approach to management of issues associated with conduct, well-being and performance

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the domains where concerns may arise
  • To recognise early warning signs of a trainee in difficulty
  • To learn how to approach a trainee and deal with the issues in a supportive manner
  • To learn how to document the issues and deal with confidentiality
  • To recognise when a concern need to be escalated to the employer, Deanery or a regulatory body
Half day workshop (Dr Camille Harron & NIMDTA Senior Educators)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Module 12: Building High Performance Teams Purpose

This module will consider what it takes to build a high performing team in health care. Participants will be asked to reflect on their own team performance and consider the stages of team development.

Learning Outcomes

  • To provide an understanding of what being in a high performing team looks and feels like
  • To understand how effective team work can impact upon patient safety
  • To appreciate the stages of team development and have the ability to recognise these
  • To get an insight into team roles and individual behaviours

To implement an Action Learning Set.

Half day workshop (HSC Leadership Centre Consultants & Mr Oliver Boylan, NIMDTA)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Module 13: Clinical Leadership – Understanding Financial Context Purpose

This module will enable participants to have an understanding of the current health and social care financial context. Participants will consider the flow of funds through the health and social care system and examine the role of the commissioning cycle. Participants will be asked to review a budget statement and consider the key elements of writing an Investment Proposal/Business Case. Participants should be able to recognise how clinical practice can impact upon the effective use of resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand HSC funding and the flow of funds throughout the system
  • To examine the commissioning cycle and the role of the Health and Social Care Board
  • To review what a healthcare budget looks like and how to analyse pay and non-pay and variance
  • To understand how to write an Investment Proposal
  • To recognise how service improvement activity can maximise resources and minimise waste and unnecessary spend.
Half day workshop (HSC Leadership Centre Consultants & Mr Kevin Corr, Belfast Trust)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

Module 14: Clinical Leadership – Improving Services and Managing Transformational Change Purpose

This module will enable participants to consider the concept of transformational change and why we need transformational leadership in health and social care. Participants will be asked to consider a model and approach to leading service change and transformation. For the second part of the day participants will have the opportunity to be hosted by the Chief Executive and members of the Executive Team in South Eastern HSC Trust who will discuss their approach to bringing about transformation.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the strategic context for transformational change
  • To understand the management of transformational change and why we struggle to achieve it
  • To examine the concept of transformational leadership
  • To consider an approach to service transformation
  • To appreciate how to inspire and influence others to bring about transformation by hearing from senior leaders within the South Eastern HSC Trust.
Full day workshop (HSC Leadership Centre Consultants, Mr Hugh McCaughey, Mr Charlie Martyn & Dr David Hill SE Trust)

Half of the Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN & the other half takes place at the Education Centre, Ulster Hospital.

Module 15: Career Development – Applying for a Consultant post Purpose

This module is split into two key parts:

Part 1 – Applying for a Consultant Job and Part 2 – Understanding Personality.

‘Applying for a Consultant Job’ will help participants to understand the recruitment process for Consultant positions within the health and social care in Northern Ireland. Participants will explore the role of the recruitment panel and the type of questions which may be asked. Participants will have the opportunity to develop the relevant techniques and skills required for a Consultant job interview and to undertake a mock interview.

‘Understanding Personality’ will allow participants the opportunity to undertake the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to assess their personality preference.

Learning Outcomes

Part 1: Applying for a Consultant Job

  • To understand the recruitment process for Consultant positions
  • To understand what the recruitment panel’s role is and the questions that may be asked
  • To develop the relevant techniques and skills required for job interviews
  • To prepare for a Consultant job interview

Part 2: Understanding Personality

  • To increase self awarenees by being aware of, and understanding, our own personality preferences
  • To understand others by being aware that others have different personality preferences
  • To understand that by using the differences as well as the similarities we can achieve more from our team
Full day workshop (HSC Leadership Centre Consultants)

Module takes place at HSC Leadership Centre, 16 Hampton Drive, Belfast BT7 3EN

iQuest Quotes

How to book:

Step one:

Log into your Intrepid Course Manager account and update your details (including your title/ training grade and specialty as at August 2016). This is important as it will be required to confirm your place on any course module you wish to book on to.

Step two:

Click on the iQuest section on the home page.

Step three:

Select your course and apply

 

If you have any problems or queries, please contact Meredith.gregge@hscni.net