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.
This guide focuses on one important element of the quality agenda: quality improvement. It looks in particular at what are known as organisational or industrial approaches to quality improvement.
How can general practices balance continuity of care with the need to see a GP promptly? Angus Wiltshire explores four early findings from the Increasing Continuity of Care in General Practice program...
On the front line of quality improvement in Manchester: flashing lights, focused funding and forming habits
Will Warburton reflects on what he learnt from his recent visit to front-line improvement practitioners in Manchester.
New report argues that the NHS could make a greater contribution to improving the socioeconomic conditions for people in the local areas in which it operates.
Our new report explores the ways in which NHS organisations act as anchor institutions, and their potential to positively influence the health of local communities, beyond providing clinical care.
Health Foundation to fund 10 innovative projects aiming to improve analytical capability in health and care services
This programme aims to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services.
Optimising complex care pathways for inflammatory rheumatic disease using a practical simulation tool
This project will involve developing a user-friendly, web-based simulation tool that combines epidemiological data with local care pathway information to model the effect of system changes.
This project will involve developing a framework that allows data linkage between routinely collected endoscopy and pathology reports for individual endoscopists, with suggestions for improvement in e...
A multidisciplinary analytics action learning set to improve GP appointment systems using discrete event simulation
This project will build analytical capacity in discrete event simulation (DES) in the GP setting, involving a case study site in the West Midlands, an applied skills development programme for analysts...
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