The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre’s Quality Education and Safety (QUEST) committee fosters and develops continuing health education and quality improvement (QI) initiatives for all members of the diabetes teams – physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals with the aim of improving the lives of people living with diabetes.
It is spearheaded by leading diabetes experts in quality, safety and continuing education, and oversees a number of interrelated diabetes education and QI events and initiatives across the greater Toronto area and beyond. The Committee also liaises with various levels of government and Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) leaders to provide expertise on diabetes care in the community.
Continuing education and quality improvement are processes of lifelong learning and systematic improvement for health professionals to expand and fulfill their potential, retain their capacity to practice safely and effectively, and to provide meaningful and effective change in healthcare outcomes for people living with diabetes and the larger health care system.
The program is led by Dr. Phillip Segal, Endocrinologist at Toronto General Hospital.
Vision & Mission
The Banting and Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Quality Education and Safety (QUEST) program seeks to tangibly improve care of individuals living with diabetes through the development of practical innovations, educational programs, knowledge translation and innovative models of care. Drawing on a wide variety of leading diabetes experts from across the diabetes healthcare community, the program aims to manage and guide all diabetes quality improvement and educational activities undertaken by the BBDC so as to effectively and efficiently improve the level of diabetes care in Ontario and beyond.
The Banting and Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Quality Education and Safety (QUEST) program manages all educational activities at the BBDC and is overseen by the QUEST Steering Committee which provides guidance and expertise to each QUEST initiative. The QUEST Steering Committee reports directly to the BBDC Executive Committee and BBDC Applied Research Steering Committee and is represented on each by the Program Leader.