Strategy and plan for the next year(s)
- Work through the EQuiP survey on structured small group work (SSGW) in Europe.
- Decide on complementary interviews with experts in already active countries to explore local projects and to ask what they expect from a Working Party.
- Decide on complementary interviews with experts in countries not using QCs to explore what they may expect from such a working party to eventually start QCs.
- Plan and decide on some kind of a road map to meet the expectations.
The aims of the working group (QC stands for any kind of SSGW)
The objectives of the working group
Protocol on a realist synthesis on Quality Circles (1)
At the conference in Fischingen 2015, the range of components that characterise QCs have been documented and explained, their underlying mechanisms and the local context in which they are conducted were discussed. Read much more about and see PP slides from the Fischingen conference here.
Beyer’s (2003) survey on QCs in European countries will be repeated to describe their aims and objectives (2).
The characteristics of QCs will be described (3).
A realist synthesis will build the foundation for a cook book on QCs: for facilitators, there will be a training package; for participants, there will be information about the context and process in QCs; and for policy makers, the emphasis will be on intermediate and final outcomes.
An online library is planned that contains background papers, studies that evaluate QC and methodological papers.
Ethical Principles of QCs are important for sustainability of QCs. The Working Group will pay special attention to them and summarize the ethical principles that are vital for QCs’ viability.
Policy Papers aimed at health insurance companies, administrators and professional bodies
- Read about Adrian Rohrbasser's European endeavours in the EQuiP 4th Newsletter (page 7).
EQuiP Working Group Leader on Quality Circles