External QI Guides & Resources

RCPCH QI Central

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

Periprem Care Bundle

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 Improvement in Healthcare: The case for change 

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) Neonatology

A national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations including Quality Improvement methodology. 

Other really helpful organisations 

NHS 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.


Mothers and Babies: Reducing risk through audits and confidential enquiries across the UK

CNN (Canadian Neonatal Network)

CPQCC (California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative) 

Stanford University based “action arm” of California Association of Neonatologists

NICHD (National Institute of Child Health & Human Development)

Research, datasets and initiatives for improvement

Meds IQ

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) 

Improvement Academy

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

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