More on Organisational Approaches to Quality Improvement (Health Foundation / BMJ)

Summary

The Health Foundation’s report investigates lessons derived from sponsoring and evaluating quality improvement, whether at team, organisation and / or system levels. Case studies covering three NHS trusts in England with a CQC rating of “Outstanding” and which implemented organisational approaches to quality improvement, are provided on:​

  • East London NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The main section headings in this report comprise:

  • Part I: Why organisational improvement matters
    • What is an organisational approach to improvement?
    • Why does organisational improvement matter?
    • What does ‘good’ look like?
  • Part II: Building an organisational approach to improvement.
    • The improvement journey.
    • Different approaches to building improvement capability and expertise.
    • Investment.
    • What are the enablers of organisational improvement?
    • What are the barriers to organisational improvement?
  • Part III: Support for organisations on the improvement journey.
    • National support for organisations in England.
    • How can we make further progress?
    • Appendix: Key Health Foundation publications.
    • References.

Full Text Link

Reference

Jones, B. Horton, T. [and] Warburton, W. (2019). The improvement journey: why organisation-wide improvement in health care matters, and how to get started. London: Health Foundation, May 2019.

There is also a Poster Summary.

A recent BMJ article covers the same ground, examining the organisational processes which can drive quality improvement, the characteristics of organisations most successful regarding quality improvement, and important enabling factors / considerations for improving health care quality and patient outcomes.​

Full Text Link

Reference

Fulop, NJ. [and] Ramsay, AIG. (2019). How organisations contribute to improving the quality of healthcare. BMJ. May 2nd 2019; 365: l1773.

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