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.

Audit, reviews, legislation, inspections and regulation

Department of Health and Social Care

Public health grants to local authorities: 2020 to 2021

The public health allocations and monetary conditions for local authorities to improve health in local populations.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

New audit reports published

HQIP has published reports on adult asthma and COPD, paediatric diabetes and inpatient falls.

Guidance, innovation and tools

Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England

New guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection

Next stage of COVID-19 public information campaign highlights guidance for households with possible infection.

Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England

Government publishes updated COVID-19 industry guidance

New and updated industry guidance published on limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), following the shift to the ‘delay’ phase of the action plan.

Healthy London Network

What children and young people need from services

Research by the AYPH shows what this group wants from local services and how they can best be engaged with their development. A workforce model and case studies provide tools for PCNs to draw on as they provide an all-ages approach to local care.

Nuffield Trust

Achieving scale and spread: learning for innovators and policy-makers

In recent years, a significant number of innovators have forged ways to scale and spread innovation in the NHS. However, despite some existing work in this area, less is known about how to achieve greater scale and spread beyond early adopters.

Public Health England

COVID-19: residential care, supported living and home care guidance

Guidance for providers of residential care, supported living and home care, in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. The guidance sets out: how to maintain delivery of care during an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19; and what to do if care workers or individuals being cared for have symptoms of COVID-19.

Public Health England

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy: information for healthcare professionals

The guidance covers the most up-to-date advice on how coronavirus affects pregnant women and their unborn babies, how labour and birth should be managed in women with suspected or confirmed coronavirus, as well as information on neonatal care and infant feeding.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for social care

Advice for councils and care providers as the Government works to delay the spread of COVID-19. There is specific residential care, supported living, home care and social distancing guidance

Practice examples and case studies


PPC- Collaboration: don’t underestimate what it takes

It takes work to work together. Collaboration won’t create automatic benefits – or any benefits if it gets off on the wrong foot. Working together, particularly with organisations that don’t necessarily share your agenda, demands thought and a certain amount of preparation.

Reports, commentary and statistics

All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity

The health of the nation: a strategy for healthier longer lives

This report aims to help set the UK on a clear path to achieve the government's goal 'for everyone to have five extra years of healthy, independent life by 2035'. It proposes policy and cross-sector collaboration to narrow the life expectancy gap between the richest and poorest.

BBC News

Coronavirus: Will NHS buckle under the strain?

The UK is braced for an epidemic of coronavirus cases, with health officials warning widespread transmission is now "highly likely". If this happens, many will need hospital treatment. BBC News Online asks will the NHS be able to cope?

Centre for Ageing Better

Home and dry: the need for decent homes in later life

This report reveals that more than 2 million over-55s are living in a home that endangers their health or wellbeing. The report into non-decent housing in England found that more than 4.3 million homes in England don’t meet basic standards of decency, most commonly because of the presence of a serious hazard to their occupants’ health or safety.

Department of Health and Social Care

HIV drug PrEP to be available across England

PrEP will be routinely available across England as part of the government’s aim to end HIV transmission by 2030.

Health Foundation

Common ambition

A programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

NHS England

NHS to ramp up coronavirus testing labs

The NHS with Public Health England (PHE) is undertaking a significant expansion of coronavirus testing, with enhanced labs helping the health service carry out 10,000 tests daily.


Repairing our social fabric: towards a new understanding of community strength

The purpose of Onward’s Repairing our Social Fabric programme is to build a comprehensive understanding of the state of community in Britain, our recent past and how local communities exist today. This report introduces the programme, the approaches that are being taken, and some of the key questions to be answered.

Race Equality Foundation

Racial disparities in mental health: literature and evidence review

This report draws on the most recent published research from the past five years, together with insights from two events and conversations across the sector. The report covers prevalence, access, assessment, treatment and recovery. It also sets out recommendations to health agencies, professionals and the voluntary sector.

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