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


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.

Rapid evaluation in health care 2024

  • Event
  • In-person
  • Wednesday 8 May 2024, 9.30–16.30

This conference will bring together representatives from the rapid evaluation community to explore the theme: Evidence-based decisions when budgets are tight: rapid evaluation and knowledge mobilisati...

Learning and improving across systems

  • Blog
  • 11 December 2023

Matthew Taylor and Penny Pereira highlight a new partnership between NHS Confederation, the Health Foundation and the Q community to support health and care systems across the UK.

Briefing: Improvement as mainstream business

  • Briefing
  • November 2023

Improvement approaches have a critical role to play shaping the future of health care and tackling the challenges it faces, so what will it take to bring them into the mainstream? This briefing provi...

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We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

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The Q community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

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