The Quality Improvement Toolkit is a central repository for all guides and tools relating to quality improvement. You are welcome to use and adapt any tools that you find on this site. If this site does not contain what you are looking for, please email the SESLHD Improvement and Innovation Hub.
Project planning tools are useful to help individuals and teams think systematically about their improvement projects. A good project plan will list all of the changes that the project is testing, all of the Plan, Do Study Act Cycles for each change, the person responsible for testing each change and the timeframe for each change.
A change concept is about developing specific ideas for changes that might lead to an improvement. After generating ideas, run Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles to test a change on a small scale to see if it has resulted in an improvement.
Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) is about testing change on a small scale to see if the change is an improvement. This should be done is a real work setting.
The Model for Improvement is a simple yet powerful tool to accelerate improvement. It is used by organisations all over the world.
This model is not intended to replace all other models being used within SESLHD, instead it should be used to help you accelerate your improvement efforts.
This selection of tools will guide you with your improvement projects.
Measurement is a critical part of testing and implementing change; measures tell a team whether the changes they are making actually lead to improvement.
Considering communications from the beginning to the end of a project is an important factor in the spread of successful health care improvement.
A driver diagram is a conceptual model that helps teams to identify an aim they want to achieve and then to align the relevant system components in order to support its achievement (The Kings Fund)
This selection of Project Management tools can be used for any project.
Redesign is a methodology which can be applied across all clinical and non clinical areas to; fix a problem, reduce waste, improve performance, increase efficiency and successfully implement solutions. The methodology has a strong emphasis on project management, stakeholder engagement, communication and change management ensures sustainable change.
* This information has been adapted from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement