Healthcare professionals' views on clinician engagement in quality improvement

A literature review

April 2007

Rosemary Rushmer

Key points

  • It is widely accepted that the active involvement of staff is an essential requirement for quality improvement, yet such initiatives in the NHS have not generally secured the full engagement of clinicians.
  • This literature review seeks to clarify what is already known about the views of UK healthcare professionals in this area.

Please note: This review was updated in 2011 and a new publication, Are clinicians engaged in quality improvement?, was launched.

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