Quality improvement (QI) is increasingly recognised to be integral to clinical practice. In the UK, national initiatives to improve quality have included both externally-imposed pay-for-performance in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF),
Increasing demand for outpatient appointments (OPA) is a global challenge for healthcare providers. Non-attendance rates are high, not least because of the challenges of attending hospital OPAs due to transport difficulties, cost, poor health, caring and work responsibilities. Digital solutions may help ameliorate these challenges.
New resource to support social service workers to have conversations about death and dying
Healthcare Improvement Scotland share the findings of a rapid literature review they commissioned about interventions to reduce unplanned admission to hospital of community dwelling adults.
Various theories provide guidance on implementing, sustaining and evaluating innovations within healthcare. There has been less attention given, however, to personal theories drawn from practice and the expertise of managers and
In addition to their more traditional clinical role, midwives are expected to perform various health promotion practice behaviours (HePPBes) such as informing pregnant women about the benefits of physical activity during pregnancy and asking women about their alcohol consumption
CHAIN – Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network – is an online mutual support network for people working in health and social care. It gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. We risk a future of common infections and minor injuries once again proving fatal – plus longer hospital stays and higher medical costs. Some infections are already no longer treatable with current drugs. Around 700,000 people die each year around the world as a result, and some studies predict […]
We are delighted to welcome two new PhD students to the SISCC team: Julie McLaren and Anne-Marie Craig. Julie’s PhD research will focus on large scale education in the areas of care and compassion and reducing inequalities. Julie is based at the University of Stirling and her project is supervised by Professor Jayne Donaldson and Dr […]
SISCC Lead for Improvement Science Methods, Professor Bruce Guthrie, played a key role in a recently published study that shows GP funding disadvantages people in deprived areas.