What steps can be taken towards quality improvement in the NHS? The NHS in England faces the immense challenge of bringing about improvements in patient care at a time of growing financial and workload pressures.
In a new report, we argue that the NHS urgently needs to adopt a quality improvement strategy if it is to rise to this challenge. All NHS organisations need to build in-house capacity for quality improvement and to commit time and resources to acquiring the necessary capabilities. They should do so by learning from the experience in trusts such as Salford, Sheffield and Wigan where quality improvement is well established. The King's Fund