resources & tools
WCMICS provides a range of tools, resources and guides to support our partner health services in identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation. Additionally, there are resources here to assist organisations to implement, drive and sustain these innovations and improvements.
If you would like further support with any of these tools,
project management templates
Project plan This template walks you through building a comprehensive description of your project.
Gantt chart This tool assists with planning and scheduling of your project.
Budget template is a tool used by project managers to estimate the total cost of a project and includes a detailed estimate of all costs that are likely to be incurred before the project is completed.
Project on a page is a simple, high level summary of project objectives and status.
Communication & engagement plan Use this matrix to schedule and assign communication responsibilities.
Project amendment request Use this template when requesting any changes to your project, such as scope.
Project closure This document is typically completed when closing a project prematurely.
Interim report This report describes what you are hoping to achieve and how far you have got in achieving this.
Final report This documents the project successes, lessons learned and outcomes achieved.
Community of Practice:
WCMICS is keen for opportunities to share ideas and resources that support quality improvement activities. We are planning to run regular Communities of Practice (COPs) for all project staff and stakeholders involved in active funded projects, and other interested parties.
The purpose of the Community of Practice is to share ideas and resources to support quality improvement activities. It is a place where you can float ideas, discuss best practice approaches as well as learn about successful quality activities that have already been implemented.
Furthermore, COPs are important as a professional learning strategy as they
Connect people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, either as frequently or at all.
Provide a shared context for people to communicate and share information, stories and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight.
Enable dialogue between people who come together to explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities.
Stimulate learning by serving as a vehicle for authentic communication, mentoring, coaching, and self-reflection.
Capture and share existing knowledge to help people improve their practice by providing a forum to identify solutions to common problems and a process to collect and evaluate best practices.
Introduce collaborative processes to groups and organizations to encourage the free flow of ideas and exchange of information.
Help people organise around purposeful actions that develop tangible results.
Generate new knowledge to help people transform their practice to accommodate changes in needs and technologies.
WCMICS holds an annual forum each November. This is a great annual forum that not only showcases recent funded improvement projects from across the region but an opportunity for open discussion and shared learnings. Keep an eye on our news and events for next year's event.
In the meantime check out the most recent WCMICS sharing event via our YouTube channel.
Quality improvement essentials this toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch and manage a successful improvement project.
Program logic is a helpful tool for planning and evaluating a pathway to impact. On this page we explore what program logic is, and how it can be used to facilitate research impact
Problem solving; leading and sustaining change resources provides information on structured problem solving and methods to resolve problems
Behavioural insights Learn how people’s responses are influenced by the framing of questions and how to collect meaningful data before you design your next survey
Introduction to process redesign This guide focuses on process redesign, change management, project management and measurement for improvement
RE-AIM has been used to translate research into practice and to help plan programs and improve their chances of working in “real-world” settings
The innovation learning playbook is written for innovation practitioners who want to spread innovation skills, methods and tools. It offers 35 diagrams to support talking and thinking about learning for innovation
MACH Implementation Science Resource Directory is a curated implementation science resource for students, clinicians, and researchers to support health implementation efforts
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and is a leading innovator and driver of results in health and health care improvement worldwide