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


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.

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...

November 2019

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

Invitation to tender
30 September 2019

The deadline for responses is 12.00 on Tuesday 5 November 2019.

26 September 2019

Dr Nicola Burgess on the practical value of creating formal spaces to spread informal knowledge within organisations.

27 August 2019

Will Warburton reflects on what he learnt from his recent visit to front-line improvement practitioners in Manchester.

Press release
14 August 2019

New report argues that the NHS could make a greater contribution to improving the socioeconomic conditions for people in the local areas in which it operates.

Research report
August 2019

Our new report explores the ways in which NHS organisations act as anchor institutions, and their potential to positively influence the health of local communities, beyond providing clinical care.

31 July 2019

This programme aims to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services.

Improvement project

This project will involve developing a user-friendly, web-based simulation tool that combines epidemiological data with local care pathway information to model the effect of system changes.

Improvement project

This project will involve developing a framework that allows data linkage between routinely collected endoscopy and pathology reports for individual endoscopists, with suggestions for improvement in e...

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

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