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.

Five recommendations for strengthening NHS management and leadership

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13 April 2022

With the Messenger review nearing publication, we draw on our recent research – including interviews with NHS managers – to highlight five recommendations for strengthening management and leadership i...

Webinar: Speeding up NHS service transformation – how can we do better?

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Wednesday 23 March 2022, 11.30-12.30

In this webinar we were joined by Dr Tim Ferris, NHS England’s Director of Transformation, to explore the next steps for NHS service transformation at scale.

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Strengthening NHS management and leadership

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Drawing on interviews with NHS managers and leaders, this long read sets out insights on the role and practice of managers and the main challenges still to address.

Using a dark logic model to explore adverse effects in audit and feedback

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10 December 2021

Using a dark logic model to explore adverse effects in audit.

Sustainable improvement: growing a greener NHS

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28 October 2021

How does the improvement work we fund contribute to achieving NHS net zero? 

Webinar: NHS recovery – how do we ‘build back better’?

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Thursday 21 October 2021, 9.00-10.15

A panel discussion exploring the extent of the backlog facing the NHS in the recovery period and how we should approach it to avoid mistakes of the past, maximise opportunities and ‘build back better’...

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Agility: the missing ingredient for NHS productivity

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Which improvement approaches have the potential to increase productivity in the NHS? Tim Horton, Anita Mehay and Will Warburton look at what is needed to put these approaches into practice.

A complex patchwork of programmes

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4 October 2021

The Health Foundation’s Improvement team share some findings from their mapping of the health care technology and innovation landscape.

Green shoots: creating the conditions for health care innovation to flourish

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14 September 2021

How will the four new Adopting Innovation hubs cultivate the optimal environment for change to be implemented effectively, efficiently and sustainably? Laura Semple and Richard Stubbs share their reas...

The consequences of chronic pain in mid-life

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1 September 2021

Literature Review. David G. Blanchflower and  Alex Bryson have produced a Quantitative Social Science Working Paper No. 21-28 on The Consequences of Chronic Pain in Mid-Life    

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