BMJ Quality Improvement series A joint series of papers exploring how to improve the quality of health care delivery, produced by The BMJ in partnership with and funded by the Health Foundation


This series aims to support clinicians by providing thoughtful and targeted material on key topics in quality improvement, and help to guide quality improvement learning and practice.

It will discuss the evidence for systematic quality improvement, provide knowledge and support to clinicians and ultimately will aim to help improve care for patients.

All articles in the series are open access. The BMJ has published a collection of the articles in the series so far. The full collection will be published in autumn 2020.

Find out more on The BMJ website

Series articles


• Joanna Bircher: Prioritising quality improvement
• Jennifer Dixon and colleagues: Creating space for quality improvement
• Anya de Iongh and Sibylle Erdmann: Better healthcare must mean better for patients


• Nicola Burgess and colleagues: Improving together: collaboration starts with regulators
• Trish Greenhalgh: Spreading and scaling up innovation and improvement
• Jeffrey Braithwaite: Changing how we think about healthcare improvement
• Russell Mannion and Huw Davies: Understanding organisational culture for healthcare quality improvement
• Carl Macrae and Kevin Stewart: Can we import improvements from industry to healthcare?
• Naomi Fulop and Angus Ramsay: How organisations contribute to improving the quality of healthcare
• Iain Smith and colleagues: Adapting Lean methods to facilitate stakeholder engagement and co-design in healthcare


• Mary Dixon-Woods: How to improve healthcare improvement
• Paul Batalden: Getting more health from healthcare: quality improvement must acknowledge patient coproduction


• Bryan Jones and colleagues: How to get started in quality improvement
• Amar Shah: Using data for improvement
• Geraldine Clarke and colleagues: Evaluating the impact of healthcare interventions using routine data
• Adam Backhouse and Fatai Ogunlayi: Quality improvement into practice
• Charles Coughlan and colleagues: How to improve care across boundaries





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