Tag Archives: PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) Cycles

Improving Patient Care by Reducing Length of Hospital Stay (NHS Improvement / NHS England)

Summary The NHS, with the cooperation of local authorities, plans to reduce unnecessarily long stays in hospital for patients by a quarter. The aim is to free-up over 4,000 beds in readiness for anticipated Winter pressures on hospitals. Currently, around … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking For NHS Quality Improvement (NHS Improvement)

Summary The following report explores how an engineering (sic “systems”) approach to service re-design could contribute to quality improvement in health and social care. Full Text Link Reference Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and … Continue reading

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Exploring the Potential of Quality Improvement in Mental Health (King’s Fund / BJGP)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report explores the application of quality improvement approaches to improving the quality of mental health care. It is asserted that continuing improvements are best achieved by “empowering frontline teams, service users and carers to design, … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement in Health Care: Animation / Video (IHI / University of Toronto)

Summary The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has released an entertaining and inspirational animated whiteboard video which introduces the concept of Quality Improvement (QI). This animation clarifies the rationale and application of QI approaches in health care. “IHI collaborated with … Continue reading

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NHS Culture, Patient Safety and Care Quality (Lancaster University)

Summary This report from Lancaster University investigates culture and behaviour in the NHS. It asserts that there are times when the quality of care in the English NHS may be compromised by a lack of clearly defined goals, over-regulation, and … Continue reading

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