Types of reviews

Standards based peer review

A team of peers review the service(s) against agreed standards.  Reports identify both compliance with standards and improvements required.  It also highlights good practice. This is the most robust approach as it is standards based.

Strategic Reviews

Designed to tackle whole system strategic direction challenges.  Peers take evidence from stakeholders.  The panel includes local decision makers. The peers support the evidence based decision making.

Formative Review

Peers review the service(s) against a pre-agreed set of questions designed to help organisations resolve complex quality and outcome issues.  Involve less preparatory work for health economies.  Useful for answering specific questions.

also see action planning workshops below

Action planning workshops

Usually aligned to formative reviews, a group of peers support clinicians with understanding the outcomes from reviews and develop an action plan with the help of ‘fresh eyes’ and experience.

Facilitated Self-Assessment

QRS team meet with a clinical team to work through the Quality Standards and evidence to identify gaps in compliance.

Facilitated Workshops

These are used when a health economy or organisation requires support in developing plans or clinical strategies for delivery.

A group of peers will support the service with critical friend challenge and sharing of ideas and best practice.  This allows clinicians to take advantage of multiple inputs from other organisations.

Standards based peer review

Standards based peer review

A team of peers review the service(s) against agreed standards.  Reports identify both compliance with standards and improvements required.  It also highlights good practice. This is the most robust approach as it is standards based.

Strategic Reviews

Strategic Reviews

Designed to tackle whole system strategic direction challenges.  Peers take evidence from stakeholders.  The panel includes local decision makers. The peers support the evidence based decision making.

Formative Review

Formative Review

Peers review the service(s) against a pre-agreed set of questions designed to help organisations resolve complex quality and outcome issues.  Involve less preparatory work for health economies.  Useful for answering specific questions.

also see action planning workshops below

Action planning workshops

Action planning workshops

Usually aligned to formative reviews, a group of peers support clinicians with understanding the outcomes from reviews and develop an action plan with the help of ‘fresh eyes’ and experience.

Facilitated Self-Assessment

Facilitated Self-Assessment

QRS team meet with a clinical team to work through the Quality Standards and evidence to identify gaps in compliance.

Facilitated workshops

Facilitated Workshops

These are used when a health economy or organisation requires support in developing plans or clinical strategies for delivery.

A group of peers will support the service with critical friend challenge and sharing of ideas and best practice.  This allows clinicians to take advantage of multiple inputs from other organisations.

Developing reviews

cost model

Programmes

For some review programmes, a steering group will normally be created with responsibility for oversight of the QRS work-stream. For services and pathways without a steering group, the QRS Quality Assurance Group quality assures QRS Quality Standards, considers and approves reports of quality review visits, ensures consistency of interpretation of the Quality Standards, and advises on other aspects of the work of QRS as required.

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Bespoke

You may have a need for a specific set of standards in a specialist area. QRS has a process for developing specific standards sets that is accredited by UKAS. Our team can work with you to meet your needs.

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