The RCPA KIMMS QAP has now ended so this course content is out of date and no longer available.
It aimed to monitor the pre- and post-analytical phase of the laboratory quality systems thus extending measurement of quality to the entire quality system. The KIMMS program was designed to provide pathology practices with the tools for continuous measurement and monitoring of key incident quality indicators. KIMMS was similar to other external quality assurance programs with one major difference, there are no samples to test. Only incident data is submitted quarterly, every year and reports issued.
The focus of the RCPAQAP eLearning modules was on the interpretation and application of EQA report data in addressing specific areas for quality improvement. The modules were designed so that they may serve as an ongoing reference for pathologists and Trainees.