• To utilise anaesthetic trainees’ unique position and skills to undertake region wide Quality Improvement projects to improve clinical care

  • To enable trainees to gain experience of QI and establish a persisting QI culture in the region.

  • To reduce the amount of trainee time and effort in audit projects that does not lead to improvement to clinical services

Structure of MAGIQ

The emphasis in MAGIQ is on collaboration and exchange of ideas, experience, and expertise. There are two sides of the group: MAGIQ itself, and the project groups doing the different individual projects.

Dividing the group into 2 aspects has several advantages:

1. Continuity and development of relationships with external groups such as the anaesthetic departments and RAFT. This enhances reputation of the group and ease of setting up projects.

2. Concentrated experience of Quality Improvement methods for the MAGIQ group and subsequent development of skills and resources.

3. The MAGIQ group can work with several project leads on different projects simultaneously.

4. Accessibility and ease of non-MAGIQ members to approach and work with the group knowing their commitment can be limited (eg to only one project). This is important for recruitment of project collaborators. It is crucial that participation is as easy as possible.

The MAGIQ group itself is a horizontal, non hierarchical organization focusing on collaboration and cooperation.

The hope is to encourage progression through the group. Most junior anaesthetists work on the local hospital level, eventually developing and leading their own projects. Once project leads have completed a project they’ll be encouraged to join the MAGIQ group itself.