Sustainable Improvement Team

The Sustainable Improvement Team (formerly NHS Improving Quality) is the driving force for improvement across the NHS.

NHS Improving Quality was founded in April 2013 and since 1 November 2015 is known as NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement Team. The team brings together a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience from across the NHS. It works to improve quality of care by achieving large-scale transformational improvement and change.

Our key priorities are to:

  • Support the delivery of the Five Year Forward View priorities by designing and commissioning improvement programmes
  • Ensure that NHS England has a single improvement method to enable it continuously to improve its own processes and be the most effective commissioner of healthcare services
  • Support NHS England’s regional and area teams to improve and transform local health systems
  • Ensure CCGs, CSUs and strategic clinical networks meet their improvement requirements
  • Support the wider NHS system – particularly the NHS Trust Development Authority and academic health science networks – to make transformational improvement.

Current improvement programmes:

  • Self-Care Support
  • Seven Day Services
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Primary Care

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