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Quality improvement

Quality improvement processes and techniques

Highlighting developments in quality improvement.

Learn more about developments in quality improvement through content giving practice examples, describing tools, learning through innovation and case studies, commentary and statistics.

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British Medical Journal

How do hospital boards govern for quality improvement?

Previous empirical research has found associations between certain board practices and higher quality patient care; however, little is known about how boards govern for quality improvement (QI).

Cancer Research

A Lung Health Service – Doncaster pharmacy direct referral for chest x-ray.

Cancer Research UK has published a summary of a pilot scheme in Doncaster to improve diagnosis of lung cancer.

Effective Health Care Program

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in major orthopaedic surgery

This report aims to assess venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention interventions with total hip replacement (THR), total knee replacement (TKR), and hip fracture (HFx) surgeries.

Health Affairs

A new issue of Health Affairs has been published

A new issue of Health Affairs has been published, with the theme ‘Advanced Illness & End-Of-Life Care’.

King’s Fund

Assessing the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme aims to bring about higher-quality care in hospitals, at lower cost, by reducing unwanted variations in services and practices.

King’s Fund

King’s Fund responds to the latest NHS Providers report

The King’s Fund has responded to the new NHS Providers report, The State of the NHS Provider Sector.

Mental Health Alliance

A Mental Health Act fit for tomorrow

The Mental Health Alliance undertook the first national survey on attitudes towards the principles behind the Mental Health Act. This report urges reform of mental health act.

Milbank Memorial Fund

The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization

The report highlights findings from 45 newly released peer-reviewed reports and additional government and state evaluations. It demonstrates that positive outcomes associated with high-performing primary care continue to increase, even while the PCMH model evolves.

National Audit Office

Investigation into NHS continuing healthcare funding

This report charts the increasing demand for continuing healthcare (CHC), a package of care provided outside of hospital that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals with significant ongoing healthcare needs.

NHS Digital

FGM annual report 2016/17

There were 5,391 newly recorded2 cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) reported in England during 2016-17, according to the second publication of annual statistics from this data set.

King's Fund

Transforming the NHS through second-order change

The NHS is facing unprecedented financial and service pressures and radical change is needed to transform the delivery of health and care services to meet the challenges of the future.

NHS England

GP patient survey 2017

NHS England together with Ipsos MORI, have published the latest Official Statistics from the GP Patient Survey. The survey provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services.

Nuffield Trust

Learning from Scotland’s NHS

This report looks at Scotland’s unique health care system, and explores how other parts of the UK might be able to learn from it.

Public Health Wales

More pregnant women in Wales are being vaccinated

The figures released by Public Health Wales show encouraging increases on uptakes compared with last year.

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