Tag Archives: QI

Reflections on improvement overburden

Quite recently I have gone back ‘into improvement practice’ after doing my PhD and policy jobs for the last 5 years. So back into the cut and thrust of ‘doing’ improvement work rather than thinking and writing about it. Back … Continue reading

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Matching Michigan: what can we learn from Zingermans and Mercy Health?

Last week my colleague Ann and I, were lucky enough to visit the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to learn more from Drew Lochler and colleagues about the much lauded ‘Toyota Kata’, first described in the book of the … Continue reading

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OD, QI or both?

Matthew Mezey from the #Qcommunity has been begging me to write something on OD and QI, ever since we chatted about it at the Health Foundation annual reception last year. It has been something I have been thinking about for … Continue reading

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Q Community

I have some exciting news I would like to share with you. You may have heard of Q* – it is an initiative being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Through Q, people with … Continue reading

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My reflections of being an improvement advisor

So, I just posted a great blog from Ayrshire Health about being an improvement advisor.  It made me think, what would my blog look like if I tried to blog on something similar? I have worked in many different areas … Continue reading

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Inspecting in Quality in the NHS?

During the last year there has been increased discussion and debate regarding inspection of quality for within the NHS.  This was partly triggered by the Francis report (2013) and the following Government response with the introduction of ‘Chief Inspectors’ working … Continue reading

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