Welcome to our collection of resources focus on quality improvement skills. Have a suggestion for a new resource or want to share some feedback? Let us know here.
Why healthcare leadership should embrace quality improvement
This essay by John Drew and Meghana Pandit explores making quality improvement a core principle of how healthcare organisations are run is essential to ensuring safe, high quality, and. better care for patients.
Primary Care patient safety resources
Continuous improvement is a skill requirement for all staff working across healthcare. These pages from the West of England AHSN list some of the most popular Quality Improvement (QI) tools. These will help you carry out and sustain changes that enhance patient safety and patient care in your area of work.
Effective networks for improvement
This report will help those who want to use networks as a mechanism for change, and guide improvement leaders to ensure their networks are designed and run in line with what works best. It presents the lessons from an evidence review and case study work undertaken by McKinsey Hospital Institute.
Highlighted Patient Safety Videos
Dr Mareeni Raymond (GP and managing editor of BMJ Quality Improvement Reports) gives us an overview of quality improvement, including what it consists of, who it is for, and why you should take part.
Five tips for carrying out a quality improvement project. Dr Avi Mehra and Dr Jen Perry give us their top 5 tips for making a quality improvement project on handover.
QI Essentials with Dr Amar Shah
In this blog series, Dr Amar Shah, Consultant forensic psychiatrist & Chief Quality Officer at ELFT, will explore all things QI, sharing tips and tricks, demystifying QI and sharing stories to inspire everyone to improve the system in which they work.
My Improvement Journey: Sid Beech
Sid Beech, Health Foundation Q member and QI Training Lead, offers insight into his career progression in improvement and how he plans to develop the next generation of improvers in the new Coaching Improvement SIG.
Latest news and research
- A realist synthesis of quality improvement curricula in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education: what works, for whom, and in what contexts?
- Associations between double-checking and medication administration errors: a direct observational study of paediatric inpatients
- Vulnerability of the medical product supply chain: the wake-up call of COVID-19
- Limiting surveillance imaging for patients with lymphoma in remission: a mixed methods study leading to a Choosing Wisely recommendation
- Work effort, readability and quality of pharmacy transcription of patient directions from electronic prescriptions: a retrospective observational cohort analysis
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