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First QI roadshow for equine professionals offered by RCVS Knowledge

25 June 2019, at 9:00am

In an industry first, RCVS Knowledge will offer a continuous quality improvement (QI) CPD roadshow dedicated to equine veterinary professionals from autumn 2019.

Approved by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and sponsored by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), the events will initially take place at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Suffolk on 22 October and at Ashbrook Veterinary Hospital in Cheshire on 5 December.

The roadshow will see a range of speakers renowned in the fields of equine veterinary medicine and QI share practical examples of improving outcomes for equine patients. Interactive workshops, real-life scenarios and case studies will show how QI techniques can be applied in practice to help teams prevent and respond to errors.

Confirmed speakers include:

President Elect of BEVA, Tim Mair, said QI can help equine professionals provide the best possible care:

“There are many challenges to being an equine vet and running a successful equine practice. Even in large practices and equine hospitals, there is a risk that we operate in our own little bubble and assume that what we are doing is best practice, whereas in reality we could often do a better job.

“Clinical governance and quality improvement are tools that allow us to critically appraise our day-to-day work and identify ways in which we can continuously improve what we do – to the benefit of our patients and clients, as well as to ourselves.”

Chris Gush, Executive Director of RCVS Knowledge, said:

“We are delighted to launch these roadshows to the equine veterinary community. They are designed to provide focused and practical QI support that can be embedded immediately into day-to-day activities.

“The equine events are the first in our new roadshows programme, which we are launching this year to bring specialist continuous quality improvement training closer to veterinary professionals’ doorsteps.”

For the full programme of each event and to book tickets, click here.