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BMJ Quality & Safety Journal

BMJ Quality & Safety provides a rich mix of news, opinion, debate and research for those interested in health and improvement. It encourages the science of improvement and new thinking on improving the quality of healthcare delivered to patients. Journals are published monthly.

To access BMJ Q&S journal click on “Access the latest issue”

BMJ Open Quality

Do you want to publish your quality improvement work? Q offers members the opportunity to write this up without charge through BMJ Open Quality, a journal dedicated to publishing high quality healthcare improvement work.

Why publish with BMJ Open Quality:

  • Opportunity to share your work with others
  • PubMed indexed
  • Peer reviewed

Articles covering original research, local, national and international QI projects, value-based healthcare improvement initiatives and educational improvement work are all considered.

To submit an article to BMJ Open Quality, first you need to create an account and enter this code to bypass the payment: 0571246253

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The IHI Open School provides a range of excellent resources to support you and your team in carrying out improvement work.

As well as a range of videos and case studies to further your knowledge of health care improvement, you can also complete e-learning modules in a range of topics including human factors, leadership, teamwork and safety culture and using data.

To access a subscription to IHI, first you need to create an account on the IHI website and then you can access the IHI Open School online courses using the passcode B1DED0C2.

The Institute For Continuous Improvement In Public Services

ICiPS is a charity working to ‘Embed continuous improvement in the delivery of public services through education’. To this end, ICiPS is a catalyst for the creation, collation, and dissemination of information that supports the creation of continuous improvement cultures.

ICiPS offers e-learning modules in continuous improvement, professional membership to become an accredited Continuous Improvement professional and the opportunity to carry out a Continuous Improvement maturity matrix for your team, to really test how embedded continuous improvement is in the team.

To access membership, go to the ICIPS website, choose the Pre-paid Corporate User option then sign up. The enter “The Q Initiative” under Company Name and choose your own password.

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