What is Quality Improvement?
There is no one definition of quality improvement.
The Paul Batalden and Frank Davidoff quote below is widely accepted as one of the best-
“The combined efforts of everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and their families, researchers, commissioners, educators – to make changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, better system performance, and better professional development.” – Paul Batalden and Frank Davidoff
Improving quality is about making health care safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. In the history of the NHS, there has never been a greater focus on improving the quality of health services.
There are lots of opportunities available to get involved and we would love to hear from you.
We can provide:-
- Training and resources to develop your skills in QI
- A QI mentor for advice regarding a problem you want to solve in practice
- A place on this website to share your QI work in primary care
- Opportunities to connect with others interested in QI in your Federation area
- Information on events and local QI news in primary care (if you join our mailing list)