Improvement Resources for Staff

The Project Resources 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.  

The Model for Improvement

The Model for Improvement is an internationally recognised tool used to guide improvement work. The Model for Improvement provides a method for structuring an improvement project and is a simple yet powerful tool to accelerate improvement. To find out more information about the Model for Improvement click here


Measurement is a critical part of testing and implementing change; measures tell a team whether the changes they are making actually lead to improvement. For more information on different measurement tools click here.

Quality Tools

There are several tools available to staff who are engaged in quality improvement. An overview of some of the more commonly used tools can be found here

Project Management Tools

Project Management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing and closing the work of the team to achieve specific goals within a defined time-frame. You can find more information on project management tools here.

Driver Diagrams

A driver diagram represents the teams current shared theories of the cause and effect in the system. You can find out more information on diagrams here

Sustaining and Spreading change

Once improvements have been tested and implemented, mechanisms need to be established to sustain the improvement. Find out more information here.

Clinical Redesign Tools

Redesign is a methodology which can be applied across all clinical and non clinical areas. To find out more information on Clinical Redesign Tools and methodology click here

Ethical Considerations

Before undertaking a quality improvement activity staff need to determine if ethical review by the Human Research Ethics Committee is required. The need for review is based on identifying any ethical risks that the improvement work may pose to participants. More detailed information can be found on SESLHD Research website.