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KIS resources help evidence-based health care improvement

King’s Improvement Science (KIS) is a dedicated team of specialist researchers who work with health professionals, managers, patients and the public. Our aim is to make NHS services in south-east London better. KIS has developed resources for quality improvement projects, implementation science research and evaluation for anyone who would like to improve health and social care services.

The resources are freely available from and have been designed for:
• health and social care professionals
• patients, service users and the public
• NHS managers
• students
• researchers

The KIS resources include:
• KIS guides to quality improvement
• KIS guide to evaluation resources
• KIS advice about patient and public involvement
• Implementation Science Research Development (ImpRes) tool and guide
• Communication: a practical resource
• The KIS glossary of terms used in quality improvement, implementation and improvement science will be available later in 2018

Dr Lucy Goulding, KIS programme manager said: ‘The KIS guides are designed for longer-term projects which may take months to implement – if the guides are used effectively they will help your project to be sustainable. What is unique about the guides is that they don’t subscribe to any specific quality improvement approach. They can be used with other methods or on their own. We also stress the approach of collaboration, teamwork and patient and public involvement at every step.’

Paul Lennon, co-founder and director at the Aurora Project and service user said: ‘These resources will be invaluable as a guide to look at how we can make best use of our staff, volunteers and service users to implement an improvement plan. I found them very accessible.’

We hope you may find the KIS resources useful – you can read more about the launch on the CLAHRC South London blog. Please feel free to get in touch should you have any questions or feedback at: