Delve into the evidence

Applying scientific methods and a participatory approach to generate an evidence base for how to improve quality and safety in healthcare

Themes we're focused on

COVID-19

Learning about new service models, workflows, and other changes in response to the practical and ethical challenges of the pandemic

Maternity

Studying how to improve maternity outcomes for parents and babies through better prenatal, perinatal and postnatal services

Mental health

Working with mental health service users, carers and staff to improve primary and secondary mental healthcare

Methods

Developing innovative research methods and theories that present opportunities for healthcare improvement studies

Primary care

Co-designing improvements to initial points of contact between patients and the healthcare system, such as general practice

Remote care

Co-producing guidance with patients and staff on the appropriate role of remote care during the pandemic and in the future

Systems and culture

Taking a whole system approach to understand how quality and safety arise from complex systems and organisational culture.


Projects we’re working on

Explore large-scale research projects studying interventions and techniques aimed at improving quality and safety in healthcare. Projects are run in collaboration with NHS patients, staff, academics and the public.


Obstetric Emergency

Outputs of our work

Browse an expanding evidence base for the NHS about how to improve quality and safety in healthcare. We’re committed to publishing accessible and freely available outputs that are high quality, highly relevant, and scientifically excellent.

Three observations for improving efforts in surgical improvement
21 November 2022
A qualitative study of design stakeholders’ views of developing and implementing a registry-based learning health system
25 October 2022
Encouraging openness in health care: Policy and practice implications of a mixed-methods study in the English National Health Service
14 October 2022
Guiding organisational decision-making about COVID-19 asymptomatic testing in workplaces: mixed-method study to inform an ethical framework
07 October 2022
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17 August 2022
Visual identifier systems for patients with cognitive impairment in healthcare settings: a survey of practice in UK hospitals
17 May 2022
Concordance of hospital ranks and category ratings when using the current technical specification of US Hospital Star Ratings and reasonable alternative specifications
13 May 2022
A quality framework for remote antenatal care: qualitative study with women, healthcare professionals, and system-level stakeholders
13 May 2022
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