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