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About the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

About us patient image.JPGThe NHS Institute was established in July 2005 to support the transformation of the NHS, through innovation, improvement and the adoption of best practice. We enable and support the NHS system to transform health and healthcare for patients through a strategy of creating inventive, clinically-led and tested practical ideas which will build skills and capability for continuous improvement.

NHS Institute to close on 31 March 2013

On 1 April 2013 NHS Improving Quality will be established to bring together the wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience of a number of NHS improvement organisations. As a consequence the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement will close as it currently exists on 31 March 2013. NHS Improving Quality will be hosted by the NHS Commissioning Board.

When the NHS Institute closes the majority of our programmes will finish on this date, though some are likely to continue within NHS Improving Quality. Work is currently being undertaken to determine the priorities for NHS Improving Quality, which will support both the Outcomes Framework and the work of the NHS Commissioning Board’s Five Domains:

1. Prevention
2. Long Term Conditions
3. Acute Care
4. Patient Experience
5. Safety

NHS Improving Quality will also drive transformational change through the promotion of the NHS Change Model.

We will provide more information on this page as decisions are made and confirmation received about the work of the new organisation. 

NHS Institute website, materials and publications

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Please note that from May 1st 2013 the ability to order our hard copy materials will be temporarily suspended as we finalise the closedown of the NHS Institute and complete the transition to NHS Improving Quality (part of NHS England). It will still be possible to download publications until this website closes, which is projected to be at the end of June 2013. It is currently anticipated that many of the materials will be passed onto NHS England and should become available again later this year. 

Click here to browse our online catalogue

The new Improvement Body

NHS Improving Quality will be a new kind of NHS organisation. A national body, it will play a key role in helping to transform the NHS, helping create the conditions and momentum for change at an unprecedented scale and pace.

The new body will focus on supporting a limited number of key, high impact, high volume, high cost areas where there is the potential to reduce costs by improving quality. The new body will always have its roots in the NHS, yet it will be looking over the horizon leading a vision for a national health service in which everyone truly counts. More information will be provided here and in our external newsletter as it becomes available. . 

NHS Institute Annual Report and Accounts

Find out more about our achievements by reading our annual reports.

Download the NHS Institute Annual Report and Accounts 2011/12

Download the NHS Institute Annual Report and Accounts 2010/11

Download the NHS Institute Annual Report and Accounts 2009/10