External QI Guides & Resources
Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E) toolkit - RCPCH
NHS Scotland QI Hub: Toolkits, videos and case studies
Institute for Healthcare Improvement – The Model for Improvement
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) - A Guide to Quality Improvement Methods
The 1000 lives quality improvement guides – tailored guidance for medical, nursing and allied professional groups
Quality Improvement made simple – The Health Foundation
MPROVE Neonatal Academy - QI Toolkits
Online QI courses
Improvement Academy - Free entry level QI training
NHS England – Improvement fundamentals
NHS Education for Scotland - Introduction to QI methods
LearnPro UK: Multiple QI short courses for the NHS
Quality related organisations
Maternal & Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative
A three-year programme to support improvement in the quality and safety of maternity and neonatal units across England.
Maternity and Children QI Collaborative, Scottish Patient Safety Programme
Launched in 2013, aim is to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities in outcomes by providing a safe, high-quality care experience for all women, babies, children and families in Scotland.
NICORE (Neonatal Intensive Care Outcomes Research and Evaluation – Northern Ireland)
Aims to work towards improved outcomes for newborn infants admitted to neonatal care and their families in Northern Ireland.
GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) NeonatologyA national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations including Quality Improvement methodology.
Other really helpful organisationsNHS Improvement
Working with NHS England to better support the NHS to deliver improved care for patients.
NNAP (National Neonatal Audit Programme)
A UK charity championing the rights of babies to receive the best care by supporting families, campaigning for change and supporting professionals.
VON (Vermont Oxford Network)
Nonprofit collaboration of Neonatal Care professionals striving to improve the quality and safety of newborn care.
CPQCC (California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative)
Research, datasets and initiatives for improvement
Sharing QI Resources for Paediatric Medication Safety
Formal QI training & fellowships
The Health Foundation
Intermittently advertises year long fellowship roles for experienced leaders to undergo overseas training in improvement science https://www.health.org.uk/funding-and-partnerships/fellowships/quality-improvement-fellowships
Scottish Quality and Safety (SQS) Fellowship Programme
QI and clinical leadership course managed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
Provide opportunities and bespoke support for Fellows to develop themselves as improvement leaders from their current position.
The Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship
A one year out of training programme for doctors, dentists, pharmacists and optometrists