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Resources: quality improvement

Resources to support the continuous improvement of safety, effectiveness and user experience in maternity and healthcare.  To receive the latest maternity news and developments, join the mailing list.

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Mission is to end preventable morbidity, mortality and racial disparities in California’s maternity care

Department of Health

Berwick review into patient safety

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership - HQIP

National programmes, clinical audit FAQs

Health Foundation

Checklist for building organisational improvement capability

Continuous improvement of patient safety:  the why, what and how

Evidence scan:  Improvement Science

Patient safety resource centre

Quality improvement made simple

Safer births through better team working, Ed Prosser Snelling

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme:   Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Resources to support health and health care improvement worldwide

Run chart tool.  Excel template and guide (free registration required)

Don Berwick on Quality Improvement.  IHI BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare, Gothenburg 2016.

KIngs Fund

Improving safety in maternity services.  A toolkit for teams  (2012)

NHS England

Sign up to Safety:  spotlight on maternity

NHS Improvement

Atain programme – support to prevent avoidable admission of babies born at term.

Huddles - a brief meeting held each shift/day to enable teams to be informed.

Maternity & neonatal improvement hub

NHS Quality Observatory

Maternity Safety Thermometer

NHS Scotland - Quality improvement hub

Introduction to Measurement for Improvement

Hospital Safety Flow Huddles

Royal College of Anaesthetists

'Quality improvement in anaesthesia' in Raising the Standard: a compendium of audit recipes (3rd Edition) 2012

Using run charts - short film

Royal College of GPs

The model of improvement and associated methodologies; includes PDSA cycles, run charts and process mapping.

Royal College of Midwives

Better Births

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists         

Clinical indicators project - patterns of maternity care in English NHS hospitals.

Each Baby Counts

Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health

Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E):  A programme to develop quality improvement tools and techniques to reduce preventable deaths and error in paediatric hospital departments in the UK. 

SBARD notepads

Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation and Decision prompts are printed on the pads in a watermark style so they can be written over.  Developed by Rotherham, Doncaster, and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, the notepads can be edited for use in other contexts using PDF software.  Email me to receive a free template or read more.