The National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) is offering an exciting and fully-funded opportunity for
respiratory care teams in England and Wales to receive Quality Improvement (QI) training and coaching.
They welcome interest from teams who want to work on any aspect of care in adult or children and young people’s
asthma, as well as COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation.
In collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians’ Education Directorate and the British Thoracic Society, NACAP
will identify and train 15 QI Coaches to provide you with the tools you need to bring about meaningful change and
drive improvement in the care of your patients.
Your team representatives will each receive access to an online system for self-directed learning using bitesize
modules covering topics such as:
• Working with patients
• Building a team, finding allies, and creating an environment for change
• Understanding your service
• Writing an Aims Statement and driver diagram
• Overcoming barriers; People, time, money
• Planning first tests of change
*NACAP specific examples will be incorporated into the training material.
You will also take part in QI Coach-led virtual workshops attended by other teams in your region allowing you to:
• Discuss aspects of the bitesize modules to support and consolidate your understanding
• Share and explore improvement ideas with leaders and other participants
• Receive continued support from your Coach so that you may implement, maintain, and evaluate your own
Who is the training suitable for?
Training is suitable for respiratory care teams in England and Wales submitting data to NACAP who wish to
better their practice in improving quality.
All grades and roles, clinical and managerial, are encouraged to participate. Service teams may also wish to
invite patients to ensure that the patient voice is central to improvement work.
At least three participants are required to represent each service team.
All training will be virtual but participating teams will be led by a QI ‘Coach’ designated to their service region in
England or Wales.