The benefits of QI – What you told us

This is the first new blog for a couple of weeks because – frankly – we have been extremely busy with a number of projects and new quality improvement (QI) activities kicking-off.

We try to keep the projects and new ideas pages as up-to-date as possible so you can see a little of what we have been up to and there will  be more to add to these in the next few weeks.  This is a very exciting time and, as we referenced a few weeks ago, there are lots of examples of improvement spreading at ASPH.


What you told us.

At the same time as engaging with more and more teams and individuals about their own ideas for improvement, we have been talking to the leadership teams in the organisation about the evidence base for, and benefits of, a comprehensive transformation and quality improvement approach.

As part of these conversations, we have been trying to find some creative ways to describe the benefits of QI.  We thought the best way to do this would be to ask the people who had been involved themselves. So, one afternoon in February, we went out and spoke to people about their views and experiences.

We have tried to use videos as much as possible* recently – but some people also spoke or wrote to us with their views and we tried to capture them all in the short video below:

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(Excuse the poor production values but remember that this was made on iPads… for free…in one afternoon!)

We received a lot of support and helpful feedback from the leadership team last week following our presentation to them and we will continue the conversation as much as possible.  Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


Mark – @MarkH_Work


*In the recent NHS Transformathon, Helen Bevan introduced a 30 minute session on the power of using film in improvement – let us know what you think…

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