What is Quality Improvement?
Quality Improvement is defined as the application of a systematic approach that uses specific techniques to improve quality (The Health Foundation, 2014).
The 3 Step Improvement Framework:
- Provides a clear and structured approach to change and improvement; it exists to help the right change happen.
- Understands that all improvement happens locally and the importance of creating the right conditions to support this.
- Promotes a ‘get started and do’ approach.
Changes for Improvement
While all changes do not lead to improvement, all improvement requires change.
The ability to develop, test and implement changes is essential for any individual, group or organisation that wants to continuously improve.