Building on a series of thought pieces published by the Health Foundation in Perspectives on context, this best evidence review combines the ideas of receptive and non-receptive contexts for change, with a psychological perspective and the proposition that social context is the key facilitator of quality improvement.
In this paper, Professor Bill Lucas offers a way of viewing the field of improvement from the perspective of the men and women who deliver and co-produce care on the ground – the improvers on whom the NHS depends.
This guide, by The Health Foundation, is intended to assist those new to evaluation by suggesting methodological and practical considerations and providing resources to support further learning.
This guide from The Health Foundation draws on this experience, and empirical evidence, to provide practical information about how communications approaches can be used to spread improvement ideas.
This report tells the story of the Learning Communities Initiative, in which an experienced research team used an action approach, combining action research and action learning, to study four improvement projects across two sites, while working with participants to facilitate the flow of knowledge and learning.
This guide, from The Health Foundation, focuses in particular at what are known as organisational or industrial approaches to quality improvement.