The Health Foundation has published practical guides on evaluation and spreading improvement.

Using communications approaches to spread improvement – Health Foundation

Using Communications introduces key concepts about spreading health care improvement work and the role of communications.

The guide is intended for those actively engaged in health care improvement work. It includes:

  • key concepts in spreading ideas
  • evidence on what is known about what works to spread improvement
  • practical suggestions for planning your communications, engaging the right people, sustaining interest in the work and celebrating and sharing achievements.

Evaluation: what to consider

Commonly asked questions about how to approach evaluation of quality improvement in health care

Evaluation is an essential part of quality improvement and when done well it can help solve problems, inform decision making and build knowledge. While evaluation comes in many shapes and sizes, its key purpose is to help us to develop a deeper understanding of how best to improve health care.


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