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At NHSCT, the Innovation and Quality Improvement (IQI) team offer staff in-house training on Q2020 Level 1 and Level 2, which is available to all staff, regardless of grade, contract type or time in the organisation.

Level 1 training is offered at Trust induction and can also be accessed through the HSC E-Learning platform.  This provides an introduction to Quality Improvement. Click here for more info.

The QI journey then continues into the IQI Level 2 pocket-sized course which is a 4 hour course aiming to provide the tools and considerations a member of staff may need when carrying out a QI project; this is offered on a monthly basis and has proven to be very popular and is accessed through HRPTS.  For more information, contact iqi@northerntrust.hscni.net.


For Doctors and Dentists in Training, the 4 month Core STEP programme is offered at least once a year and is available to this staff group across all locations.  First STEP and STEP Up courses, are not offered, however a number of places on the Safety Quality North programme have been ringfenced for those who would otherwise wish to complete First STEP or STEP Up. For more information contact step.north@northerntrust.hscni.net.


For those wishing to take on a strategic or departmentally significant project, the Safety Quality North (SQN) programme runs for 8 months and is available to all members of staff who have a contract that will last for at least the duration of the programme.  Staff can join this programme as an individual or as a group and will assigned a mentor to support and guide through monthly catch-ups.  Annual requests for applications are made to and approved by Directors.  For more information, contact iqi@northerntrust.hscni.net.

We also have a training matrix which can be accessed here https://view.pagetiger.com/cwlijoc/1

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