Assessing the Landscape and Future Actions for Quality Improvement in the Veterinary Sector

The Insights, Expectations and Aspirations of the Profession

Published in: RCVS Knowledge (24 January 2020)

Posted on on January 28, 2020

by Lucy Hocking, Natalie Picken, Tom Ling

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How healthcare is provided for animals is changing quickly in relation to technology and treatments, public expectations, organisational structures and resources. In the context of these changes, many who work in the sector view strengthening Quality Improvement practices as increasingly important. This has been evident throughout the research conducted for this study in interviews, focus groups, a profession-wide survey, a national summit and a review of Quality Improvement documentation. However, many also report that they are unclear how best to do this. These issues are outlined and analysed in this report along with recommendations.

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