How The Collaborative Works

  • Bringing together the mental health organisations in the South of England to form a Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative;
  • Supporting organisations to develop a safety culture and to become a system for learning;
  • The collaborative uses the Model for Improvement as a framework to guide improvement work;
  • Build the quality improvement capability in members, providing the opportunity to become learners of quality improvement and develop into leaders of quality improvement;
  • Develop the capacity and capability for co-production in quality improvement work of participating organisations;
  • Make improvements to quality and reduce variation in clinical practices and aim for 95% reliability in care processes;
  • Create a network that uses measurement for improvement and learning, and uses the model for improvement to develop test and spread new or existing, local and national innovation;
  • Use Life QI, a web software platform built to support and manage quality improvement work in health and social care. It enables frontline staff to easily run improvement projects to share progress and ideas. Please go to Learning Development for more information.

Model for Improvement

The South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative (now known as The Collaborative) is funded and supported by the West of England; South West,; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; Oxford and Wessex Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). In partnership with the funding AHSNs, the Collaborative is led and delivered by a faculty of committed professionals.

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