The Change Model was created to support health
and care to adopt a shared approach to leading change and
transformation. The Sustainable Improvement Team (formerly NHS
Improving Quality) has adopted the Change Model as a single
approach to transformation and change across health and care.
The Change Model provides a useful organising framework for
sustainable change and transformation that delivers real benefits
for patients and the public. The Change Model is not rocket science
- it brings together what we know helps make change happen and who
needs to be involved.
It has been developed with hundreds of senior leaders,
clinicians, commissioners, providers and improvement activists who
want to get involved in building energy for change across
health and care by adopting a systematic and sustainable approach
to improving quality of care.
The model brings together collective improvement knowledge and
experience from across health and care into eight components. These
eight components provide a valuable lens that enables a better
understanding of how to create an environment and programme(s)
which can make change happen.
This means no matter whom or wherever you are in health and
care, you can use the approach to fit your own context as a way of
making sense at every level of the 'how and why' of delivering
improvement, to consistently make a bigger difference.
The eight components are: