Quality Improvement Strategies and Policies
There will be no avoidable injury or harm to people from healthcare they receive, and an appropriate, clean and safe environment will be provided for the delivery of healthcare services at all times.
The most appropriate treatments, interventions, support and services will be provided at the right time to everyone who will benefit, and wasteful or harmful variation will be eradicated.
Better Every Day - Shaping the Future Quality Improvement Strategy 2016-2019 provides a framework for us to focus our ambitions to be the safest and most caring organisation for the people of Forth Valley and for our staff. It sets out our quality improvement goals and what tangible improvement we will make to improving care. A summary of improvement work supported by the NHS FV Quality Improvement team is available in the QISS Annual Report.
The Quality Improvement Curriculum Framework aims to provide ongoing support for the development of learning in quality improvement by describing the knowledge and skills needed to continuously improve services and enable the NHS workforce to access appropriate learning and development resources.
The 2020 Framework for Quality, Efficiency and Value re-focuses efforts on the Triple Aim of improving:
Quality of Care (including safety), Health of the Population and Value and Financial Stability.
The framework outlines the approaches, tools and techniques that experience has shown to be most successful in delivering improved quality alongside better value.
More information on the framework and national quality, efficiency and value related healthcare programmes is available on the NHS Scotland QI HUB
The term Clinical Governance was first introduced to NHSScotland in the 1997 White Paper 'Designed to Care' and has been described as 'corporate for clinical performance'. It is the framework used in the NHS for making sure that healthcare is safe and effective, and that patients and the public are involved. The Clinical Governance and Risk Management Strategy can be accessed in Quality Assurance in Forth Valley