Improving Lung Cancer Outcomes Project (ILCOP) – Royal College of Physicians – 16 April 2012

Posted on April 18, 2012. Filed under: Health Systems Improvement, Oncology | Tags: , |

Improving Lung Cancer Outcomes Project (ILCOP) – Royal College of Physicians – 16 April 2012

“30 lung cancer teams across England have been working together to improve care for patients. The Improving Lung Cancer Outcomes Project (ILCOP), based at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), and involving eight partner organisations*, brought the teams together to work collaboratively and share practice to improve the quality of care and patient experience for lung cancer patients.

Data from the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) had previously revealed variations in lung cancer outcomes across England. ILCOP was established to identify reasons for the variation in clinical (NLCA) outcomes as well as patient experience outcomes, which were collected through a specifically designed lung cancer patient questionnaire. The project used proven quality improvement measures to support the teams to make improvements and came up with an educational programme to spread the learning across the 30 teams and the wider lung cancer clinical community.

The project paired hospitals and multi-disciplinary teams, and encouraged them to visit each others’ services and review their processes. This collaborative approach allowed lung cancer teams to share practice, resulting in a variety of practical improvements to processes, the patient pathway, and patient experience, as detailed in the attached booklet.

Practical examples of quality improvement projects undertaken by ILCOP teams include the following:”

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