Health Foundation Making the Case for Quality Improvement

Author: Jo ParrisPosted: 6 months 3 weeks ago

The Health Foundation have just released a document: "Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leaders"

This is classic value theory using the value equation; where value is quality over cost, then we can increase value by increasing quality (and lower costs will follow)!

Includes details on 10 lessons for NHS leaders:

  • Make quality improvement a leadership priority for boards.
  • Share responsibility for quality improvement with leaders at all levels.
  • Don’t look for magic bullets or quick fixes.
  • Develop the skills and capabilities for improvement.
  • Have a consistent and coherent approach to quality improvement.
  • Use data effectively.
  • Focus on relationships and culture.
  • Enable and support frontline staff to engage in quality improvement.
  • Involve patients, service users and carers.
  • Work as a system.

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