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.

Research report

Quality improvement in general practice: what do GPs and practice managers think?

December 2019

Our research shows that most GPs and Practice Managers see quality improvement as a core aspect of...

Webinar: The NHS as an anchor

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31 January 2020

This webinar expands upon the findings of our recent report 'Building healthier communities: the role of the NHS as an anchor institution'.

Making FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) a national and international model

Improvement project

This project will continue the successful scale up of the FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) programme, which has been shown to reduce treatment waiting times and the ...

New opportunity to improve health care through collaborative communities

News
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8 January 2020

A new £2.1m programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

Saving lives through safer hip fracture care

Improvement project

Aiming to save lives and secure greater independence for hip fracture patients.

OASI2 Care Bundle

Improvement project

OASI2 is a project that will further investigate the mechanisms and strategies that support the sustainability and spread of the OASI Care Bundle, a quality improvement project implemented across 16 U...

Citizens Advice Ways to Wellbeing for All

Improvement project

This project will involve scaling up the Liverpool APP approach, which provides a social treatment option for primary care teams to address underlying causes of ill health, for example financial hards...

Scale, spread and embed

Improvement project

This three-year project will test and evaluate the scalability of using natural language processing to analyse patient feedback and provide information to point-of-care staff and quality improvement l...

Quality improvement in general practice: what do GPs and practice managers think?

Research report
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December 2019

Our research shows that most GPs and Practice Managers see quality improvement as a core aspect of their work.

Improving continuity of care in general practice: four lessons from the frontline

Blog
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12 November 2019

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...

The measurement maze

Briefing
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November 2019

Our briefing suggests there's potential to make better use of quality measurement to improve quality of care.

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