King’s Improvement Science

17/01/2022

King’s Improvement Science launches new website

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King’s Improvement Science (KIS), a King’s Health Partners-funded research programme has launched a new website to showcase their work with local providers which uses quality improvement and implementation science to achieve better outcomes for patients and service users.

The website was developed with the KIS research team, working closely with public members to highlight both the KIS research projects and the practical resources developed by the team to help health and social care professionals, managers, researchers, patients and service users to use improvement science in health and social care settings.

Professor Nick Sevdalis, principal investigator at KIS says:

“We’ve developed this website to give people a route to learn more about our work and use the range of improvement and implementation science resources that we have developed in response to the needs of local NHS trusts. Our work aims to improve the way health and social care is delivered, bringing about cost-effective care and improving health and social care outcomes for patients, service users and carers.”

The KIS programme supports scalable projects and programmes that improve care delivery and outcomes across King’s Health Partners (KHP) organisations: Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts. They also work closely with the Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London. The KIS team also develop methodological research to further advance the sciences of improvement and implementation and inform better care.

Projects highlighted on the website include:

The KIS team works closely with people who have personal experience of using health and social care services in south London, or caring for someone who does. By involving people who use services and including their voices, they ensure that the research is appropriate to the local situation, and informed by people with first-hand knowledge and expertise of services. This ensures the work achieves a positive impact.    

Mel Getty, patient and public involvement member, King’s Improvement Science says:

“It has been very empowering to be part of the King’s Improvement Science team who reviewed the rapid change from face-to-face appointments to online remote access due to the pandemic. Having lived experience of accessing services enabled me to emphasise the very real anxieties and problems service users and carers were experiencing due to this rapid change and new way of receiving care.”

Find out more

Read the KIS resources for quality improvement and implementation science projects, patient and public involvement and evaluation.

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