Quality improvement

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

Thumbnail

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.

The Health Foundation's annual event 2019

Event
|
23 May 2019

Change in a system as complex as health and care is hard. We'll share fresh insights on this challenge at our annual event.

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health care

Event
|
27 March 2019

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is an annual gathering of health care professionals in quality improvement and patient safety.

Zooming out to improve health

Blog
|
26 March 2019

When focusing on prevention, it’s about ‘stepping back and zooming out to take in a wider perspective'...

The NHS Long Term Plan: the road from plan to improvements for patients

Blog
|
28 February 2019

Translation from plans to patient benefit is a journey fraught with pitfalls, and will require thoughtful approaches to implementation.

A pragmatic plan, but can the NHS make it happen?

Newsletter feature
|
27 February 2019

Hugh Alderwick explores what the plan covers, and what this really means for the future of the NHS.

Health Foundation selects 23 innovative projects to improve health and social care through supporting the workforce

News
|
22 January 2019

Twenty three projects have been selected to receive a total of £1.65 million in funding from The Health Foundation’s Innovating for Improvement programme.

Supporting care in communities through Innovating for Improvement

Blog
|
22 January 2019

The Health Foundation has announced funding of 23 projects as part of our Innovating for Improvement programme. Laura Wallace gives an overview of several of these great projects.

Changing the conversation: developing an alliancing approach to whole system transformation of health and care

Improvement project
|
Apply now

This project is aiming to transform service delivery to meet the growing health and social care needs of the South Wales population.

Development and evaluation of an immersive, experiential learning model for re-connecting health care staff to deeper value-based work motivations

Improvement project
|
Apply now

This project is aiming to improve patient outcomes by increasing staff engagement, retention and wellbeing at Birmingham Women's and Children's hospitals.

Webinar: Spreading innovation and improvement in the NHS

Event
|
18 January 2019

This webinar expands upon the findings of our recent report 'The spread challenge'.

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

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

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q Community

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

Find out more