Partnerships to support quality improvement We work in partnership to improve health and care services for future generations


The health and care system is facing major challenges, with the need to improve at significant scale and pace in the face of considerable financial pressures.

This is why the Health Foundation invests in flagship partnerships and initiatives that build capability and the evidence base for improvement and support an infrastructure for scaling and spreading change.

For example, the Q community connects people with improvement expertise across the UK, to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care.

And we've invested in the creation of THIS Institute (The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute) in order to build the evidence base for how improvement happens to support replicable and scalable improvements to health care delivery.


The Q community

Q connects people with improvement expertise across the UK and Ireland, led by the Health Foundation...


The Q Improvement Lab

We bring people and organisations together to explore, develop and test ideas to make progress on...


THIS Institute

The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute will develop evidence on a massive scale across the NHS...


BMJ Quality & Safety

A leading international journal, co-owned by the Health Foundation and BMJ Group, providing insights...


BMJ Quality Improvement series

A joint series of papers exploring how to improve the quality of health care delivery, produced by...


BMJ Improvement Hub

High quality evidence, practical tools and resources designed to help those seeking to improve the...


Realising the Value

This programme involved working with five local sites and wider networks of interest to develop and...

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The Q community

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

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