Useful links

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for profit organisation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. IHI focuses on:

  • motivating and building the will for change;
  • identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with patients and healthcare professionals;
  • ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations.

Clinical Microsystems

Making improvements in health care is hard work. Help is often needed. Experience in supporting health care improvement has shown 'coaching' interdisciplinary groups in the hard work of improving health care often is helpful. This website provides useful materials to support you in coaching  interdisciplinary groups.

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme

"Every Patient Every Time"

This programme aims to steadily improve the safety of hospital care across the country through the use of evidenced based tools and techniques which will improve reliability and safety in everyday healthcare systems and processes.

Wales 1000 Lives Campaign

1000 Lives Plus is a national programme which seeks to improve the quality of patient care and reduce avoidable harm across NHS Wales.

Patient Safety First

This English campaign, was designed in 2007, launched in June 2008 and came to an end in March 2010. Its aim was to focus on the safety culture in the NHS and to engage clinical staff as well as enable behavioural change leading to safer, better healthcare.