Overcoming challenges to improving quality – The Health Foundation [UK] – April 2012

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Overcoming challenges to improving quality – The Health Foundation [UK] – April 2012

Lessons from the Health Foundation’s improvement programme evaluations and relevant literature

ISBN 9781906461386

“For nearly ten years, the Health Foundation has been working with the NHS to deliver improvement through service and staff development programmes.

In a unique contribution to advancing the field of improvement, the Health Foundation has ensured that each of our improvement programmes is evaluated. We evaluate our programmes to provide sound evidence of their impact, and to better understand how it has been achieved.

In 2011, a team of researchers undertook a synthesis of learning from 14 of the Health Foundation’s improvement programme evaluations and set the learning in the context of the wider literature. They looked at the factors that affected the likelihood of improvement methods being applied and new interventions adopted.

The researchers organised their analysis within three broad themes:

design and planning
organisational and institutional contexts, professions and leadership
sustainability, spread and unintended consequences.

Within these themes, they identified 10 key challenges to improvement that consistently emerged in the programmes evaluated:”

… continues on the site

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