Fundamentals for Quality Improvement

Tackling NHS Challenges

In order to drive up both the quality of patient care and the productivity of healthcare services, NHS staff need to be able to quickly and easily identify relevant quality and service improvement tools and techniques to help implement and sustain changes to services.

The NHS Institute has worked closely with colleagues across the NHS to identify some of the key challenges to improving the quality, efficiency and productivity of healthcare services in England.

We then mapped these against a range of quality and improvement tools and products developed by the NHS Institute to support the NHS in achieving high quality care for all.  The result is a Step-by-Step Guide to Tackling Your Challenges, which is available free of charge to the NHS in England.

The guide highlights the most relevant products and tools to help you tackle a range of healthcare challenges from patient safety and quality of service to improving access and optimising capacity.

To order a hard copy of the guide, click here.  Alternatively, you can download an interactive PDF of the guide here.  The interactive version enables you to navigate through the different sections of the guide from your computer and click directly through to the relevant tools and products on the NHS Institute website.