• Joanna Bircher: Prioritising quality improvement
• Dominique Allwood and colleagues: Creating space for quality improvement
• Anya de Longh and Sibylle Erdmann: Better healthcare must mean better for patients and carers
• Bryan Jones and Cat Chatfield: Lessons in quality improvement
• Nicola Burgess and colleagues: Improving together: collaboration starts with regulators
• Trish Greenhalgh: Spreading and scaling up innovation and improvement
• Jeffrey Braithwaite: Changing how we think about healthcare improvement
• Russell Mannion and Huw Davies: Understanding organisational culture for healthcare quality improvement
• Carl Macrae and Kevin Stewart: Can we import improvements from industry to healthcare?
• Naomi Fulop and Angus Ramsay: How organisations contribute to improving the quality of healthcare
• Iain Smith and colleagues: Adapting Lean methods to facilitate stakeholder engagement and co-design in healthcare
• Robbie Foy and colleagues: Revitalising audit and feedback to improve patient care
• Amar Shah and colleagues: Quality improvement at times of crisis
• Pedro Delgado and colleagues: Accelerating population health improvement
• Lisa Hirschhorn and colleagues: Aiming beyond equality to reach equity: the promise and challenge of quality improvement
• Greg Ogrinc and colleagues: Different approaches to making and testing change in healthcare
• Mary Dixon-Woods: How to improve healthcare improvement
• Paul Batalden: Getting more health from healthcare: quality improvement must acknowledge patient coproduction
• John R Drew and Meghana Pandit: Why healthcare leadership should embrace quality improvement
• Bryan Jones and colleagues: How to get started in quality improvement
• Amar Shah: Using data for improvement
• Geraldine Clarke and colleagues: Evaluating the impact of healthcare interventions using routine data
• Adam Backhouse and Fatai Ogunlayi: Quality improvement into practice
• Charles Coughlan and colleagues: How to improve care across boundaries
• Peter Davey and colleagues: How to embed quality improvement into medical training
Further reading from The BMJ
• Will Warburton: The NHS long term plan
• Joanna Bircher: quality improvement evangelist
• Billy Boland: How can you know what culture you are operating in, and can it be measured?
• Anya de Iongh and Cat Chatfield: #BetterHealthDebate—getting the fundamental relationships right
• Matthew Taylor: People not technology will shape the future of work
• Rhiannon Barker and colleagues: What does staff engagement mean in the NHS and why is it important?
• Claire Lemer: Getting the care you need shouldn’t depend on being knowledgeable, articulate, and demanding
• Dido Harding, NHS Improvement: “I’m shocked at the lack of basic people management skills in the NHS”
• John Brennan: What can the QI movement learn from evidence based medicine?
• David Oliver: Should practical quality improvement have parity of esteem with evidence based medicine?
• John Dean: Committed to quality improvement
• Mary Dixon-Woods: Patient safety workaholic
• Jason Leitch: Three chords and the tooth
• Quality Improvement made simple: what everyone should know about healthcare quality improvement (2021)
This guide, updated in 2021, is especially useful for health care staff leading fast and efficient service change as a result of the pandemic. It offers an explanation of some popular approaches used to improve quality, including where they have come from, their underlying principles and their efficacy and applicability within the healthcare arena. It also describes the factors that can help to ensure the successful use of these approaches and methods. to improve the quality of care processes, pathways and services.
• The habits of an improver (2015)
This paper offers a way of viewing the field of improvement from the perspective of the men and women who deliver and co-produce care on the ground - the improvers on whom the NHS depends. It describes 15 habits which such individuals regularly deploy.
• Perspectives on context (2014)
A series of essays by leading academics exploring the issue of context in improving the quality of patient care. Building on these essays, we published a further evidence review on context in 2015.