Quality Improvement Resources

An introduction to Quality Improvement, QI tools and case studies

Introduction to Quality Improvement

We have provided links to useful sites that give a good introduction to QI.

Source Title
Royal College of Surgeons of England RCS and Quality Improvement
Hughes, RG Tools and strategies for quality improvement and patient safety
Health Foundation Quality improvement made simple
NICE Putting NICE Guidance into practice
NHS Wales The 1000 Lives Improvement Quality Improvement Guide

Tools for Quality Improvement

A number of organisations provide tools for QI.

Source Title
NHS Improvement Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools by stage of the patient pathway
NHS Improvement Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools by type of task
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit
HQIP A guide to quality improvement methods
East London NHS Foundation Trust Quality Improvement Resources

Quality Improvement Case Studies

Below is a list of QI case studies.

Source Title
NHS Scotland QI Case Studies
Journal of Thoracic Disease Benchmark analyses in minimally invasive esophagectomy-impact on surgical quality improvement
Annals of Surgical Oncology Quality Improvement in Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Outcome Improvement Through Data Review
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Evolution of Standardized Clinical Pathways: Refining Multidisciplinary Care and Process to Improve Outcomes of the Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
European Journal of Surgical Oncology Control chart methods for monitoring surgical performance: A case study from gastro-oesophageal surgery

Do you have your own example of QI studies in Oesophago-Gastric cancer care? We’d love to read about it. Please send your example to og.cancer@nhs.net.