Access QI

Supporting NHS boards to use their quality improvement expertise to deliver sustainable improvement of waiting times.


We will support NHS boards to:

  • Deploy QI expertise at a pathway level to address the growing challenge of increasing waiting times while maintaining or improving the quality of care.
  • Bring their capacity to deliver planned care into balance with demand for planned care.

NHS boards will also:

  • Have access to tools and resources developed through the programme and our work with NHS Education for Scotland (NES).  Find out more information at the QI Zone.
  • Have access to a national learning system to ensure rapid sharing of learning across NHS boards.

Who is this programme for?

This initial phase of the programme has recruited three NHS boards, who are testing our QI approach at a pathway level and developing relevant tools. In summer 2020 we will invite further NHS boards to join our national learning system.

How can you get involved?

We are currently in a prototyping phase until October 2020 and not recruiting new sites.  We’ll be inviting all NHS boards to join in our series of national events and activities to share learning from the accelerator sites from the summer of 2020.

In the meantime our website is regularly updated with news and information on what we are working on.

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