Quality Improvement Academy - Prospectus 2019/20
The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation https://www.health.org.uk/ is a charity who works to improve the quality of
health care in the UK today. The Health Foundation has published their learning report, 'How five
UK Trusts build quality improvement capability at scale within their organisations'. The Trust was
selected to be part of a Health Foundation Study looking at how Trusts across the UK have looked
to build staff expertise in quality improvement and capability building.
Building the Foundations for Improvement https://www.health.org.uk/publications/building-thefoundations-for-improvement
- How five UK trusts built quality improvement capability at scale
within their organisations.
The Health Foundation has produced five short films celebrating successful innovative projects in
health and social care across the UK. The aim of the films is to capture the imagination of other
health and social care workers, to hopefully inspire them to innovate and to also showcase the films
to a wider, general public.
The short film (4-5 mins) tells the story of the SQE Programme at the South Eastern Health & Social
Care Trust. It is a film that celebrates the creativity and problem-solving capability of front line staff,
demonstrates how those innovations help the safety and quality of patient experience, and delivers
an important message - the significance of managers engendering a culture which allows those
ideas to flourish and develop. The tone of the film is upbeat and authentic - capturing the reality of
the working lives of those in it.
The film has been primarily published on the website of The Health Foundation. It is also available
on the internet with the intention of raising awareness of the SQE Programme as widely as
To view our SQE Story visit:
Health Foundation Publication Resources: https://www.health.org.uk/publications
Quality Improvement made Simple -
Person-Centred Care Made Simple -
A Framework for Measuring and Monitoring Safety -