NELA Sponsored Trainee Poster Prize at the AAGBI Winter Scientific Meeting

The Project Team are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a Trainee poster prize at the upcoming Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Winter Scientific Meeting taking place from 13-15 January 2016. This is for the best poster that uses local hospital NELA data to bring about an improvement in the quality of care.

Although NELA has the word 'Audit' in it, the only way improvements in patient care will come about is if clinicians use their audit data to measure what is going on in their hospitals, make a change and measure the impact of making that change. The web tool allows NELA local reporters to download local audit data at any time to support such QI initiatives.

Our intention is that this prize will encourage trainees to get involved in driving improvements in the delivery of care to patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. It also has the added benefit of fulfilling some of the requirements of the CCT in Anaesthetics in Annex G. At the basic level, trainees need to 'Understand the difference between audit and quality improvement' with 'Evidence of active participation in a Quality Improvement project'. At Advanced level, it asks for 'Presentation of a Quality Improvement project through poster, case study or oral presentation ideally at a regional, national or international quality forum'.

The criteria for a successful poster will be judged on whether it demonstrates use of local NELA data , it uses established QI methodology, has multidisciplinary involvement, and whether it demonstrates an improvement in care, which could be improvements in process or outcome.

The closing date for abstract submissions is 23:59 on Monday 31 August 2015 and a cash prize will be awarded to the winner. For more information and to submit your abstract please visit here.