PQIP is a new initiative from the NIAA-HSRC, working on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a broad range of stakeholders, aimed at improving patient outcomes from major surgery. What is considered – or how can I get – relevant experience to apply for the PQiP programme?. These are some of the questions that the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) wants to answer. By earning your Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP), you have the chance to join them. The Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) is a full time, 21-month or 15- month work-based training course equivalent to a Higher Education level 6. The Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) measures complications, mortality and patient reported outcome from major non-cardiac surgery.