Staff win Royal College of Physicians regional poster competition 2023

14 February 2024

Staff at Kingston Hospital have won the 2023 Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Regional Poster Competition for London. The poster detailed the results of the hospital’s ‘Don’t take blood in vain: Think before you go for the vein’ quality improvement project, that worked to reduce unnecessary blood testing in medical inpatients by focusing on clinical need-directed tests.

The initiative which was launched by Chief of Medicine for Unplanned Care, Dr Louise Hogh, and Catherine Bottrill (Strategy Portfolio Manager), was supported by our Junior Doctor Champions Dr Nidhi Vedd and Dr Tabea Haas-Heger (pictured), who were invaluable in driving awareness and securing this accolade for the Trust.

Chief of Medicine for Unplanned Care, Louise Hogh said “Effective quality improvement relies on collaborative working, the use of a structured methodology together with buckets of enthusiasm! I am delighted that Tabea and Nidhi have learnt these skills so early in their training and are realising the benefits of this work both in patient care, experience and their own self development and experience of presenting the work.”

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