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CLAHRC Research Showcased at ISQUA 2017

This year, London hosted the 34th international scientific meeting on quality and safety in health care. Members of the CLAHRC Northwest London team attended to present in a variety of sessions over 4 days that contributed to the theme of... Continue Reading →


Quality Improvement and… Frontiers of Improvement Science

As an emerging multi-disciplinary field improvement science is in its infancy, with academics and researchers still defining concepts and methods of inquiry. The International Improvement Science and Research Symposium, as part of the annual International Forum on Quality and Safety... Continue Reading →

Quality Improvement and…Improvement Science

Although the debate about what exactly constitutes Improvement Science research continues, The Health Foundation, a leading funder, proposed three distinct categories, providing a helpful way of understanding Improvement Science and the research that is being undertaken in this emerging field:... Continue Reading →

Boundary Strategies for Quality Improvement

The theme of the November research partners meeting was ‘Boundary strategies for quality improvement’. Catherine French, Lead for the Collaborative Learning and Partnerships Theme at CLAHRC NWL, provided an overview of how boundaries are studied in the social sciences describing... Continue Reading →

Using Data to Drive and Evaluate Improvements in Health Services

Here we highlight discussions from the October CLAHRC Research Partners Meeting about the use of data to drive and evaluate improvements in healthcare, which were subsequently presented at the 33rd International scientific meeting on quality and safety in health care... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on Patient Experience

Stuart and Derryn highlight discussions about patient experiences following presentations at the September CLAHRC Research Partners Meeting. What Can Patient Experience Tell Us? Following the publication of the government white paper Liberating the NHS in 2010 the NHS Outcomes Framework... Continue Reading →

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