The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM)/Council of Europe, supported by the European Commission, is organising a FREE training course on Quality Management Review (QMR) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for blood establishments (BEs).
Quality management in blood transfusion services has undergone significant change over the last decade, requiring BEs to adapt their quality management systems (QMS) so that they continue to be effective and fit for purpose.
Quality management review (QMR), in addition to being a key driver of BE performance, is an excellent tool, both for providing management teams with an overview of the activities performed by BEs and for monitoring processes in order to identify opportunities for continuous improvement. For a more efficient process, QMR usually draws primarily on the evaluation of relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), which are used to monitor the performance of the various processes and identify any changes, corrective actions and preventive actions that may need to be implemented.
The importance of QMR is emphasised in applicable European Union blood legislation, Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) and the Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of blood components published by the EDQM/Council of Europe.
This free training course will support staff within BEs responsible for implementing, performing and/or improving their QMR process. It will be delivered in five self-training modules over five weeks beginning on 9 October 2023, followed by a live online module from 6 to 8 November 2023.
Find out more about the programme, eligibility criteria and how to pre-register here: 6th European Training Course on Quality Management for Blood Establishments.
The pre-registration closing date is 23 July 2023. Register now, places are limited!