Quality improvement Improving quality in health care is about making it safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable

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We think of quality improvement as a systematic approach that uses specific techniques to improve quality in health and health care.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Efforts to improve decision making in mental and community health wins Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics

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15 July 2022

Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics 2022 award has been given to the Visual Analytics Team at East London NHS Foundation Trust for their project to develop an improv...

The Plan for Digital Health and Social Care: what will be needed to deliver on its ambitions?

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29 June 2022

The government’s new Plan for Digital Health and Social Care contains some important ambitions. But what’s needed to make it work? Tim Horton, Josh Keith and Anita Mehay explore the issues.

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health care 2022

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21 June 2022
From Tuesday 21 June 2022, 8.00–17.00

The Health Foundation have a number of speaking sessions at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health care 2022.

Reforming management and leadership in the NHS: Does the Messenger review go far enough?

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8 June 2022

The Messenger review is a promising start for health and social care leadership reform, although the response will require concrete resources and action.

Five recommendations for strengthening NHS management and leadership

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13 April 2022

With the Messenger review nearing publication, we draw on our recent research – including interviews with NHS managers – to highlight five recommendations for strengthening management and leadership i...

Webinar: Speeding up NHS service transformation – how can we do better?

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23 March 2022
Wednesday 23 March 2022, 11.30–12.30

In this webinar we were joined by Dr Tim Ferris, NHS England’s Director of Transformation, to explore the next steps for NHS service transformation at scale.

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Strengthening NHS management and leadership

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Drawing on interviews with NHS managers and leaders, this long read sets out insights on the role and practice of managers and the main challenges still to address.

Using a dark logic model to explore adverse effects in audit and feedback

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10 December 2021

Using a dark logic model to explore adverse effects in audit.

Sustainable improvement: growing a greener NHS

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28 October 2021

How does the improvement work we fund contribute to achieving NHS net zero? 

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