The Health Foundation has published Quality Improvement Made Simple, which is the first in their new series of quality improvement guides for boards. It focuses on one important element of the quality agenda: quality improvement.
The Foundation believes there is a compelling case for applying organisation or industrial quality improvement approaches to healthcare. They say that their guide for board members is a need-to-know overview of quality improvement.
It is intended for those who need to understand quality improvement approaches but who are not directly involved in the day-to-day work of a quality improvement programme.
The guide includes:
– What are quality and quality improvement?
– The roots of quality improvement
– Common approaches to quality improvement
– The role of the board
– Checklist for boards
The guide can be freely downloaded here.