King’s Improvement Science

Resources

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

The resources were developed from their experience of working on quality improvement projects with Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

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Supporting implementation and improving evaluation of health...

...and social care interventions and services during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. An interactive resource to support the rapid implementation and evaluation of health and social care innovations, interventions and new services during, and after, the Covid-19 pandemic.

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KIS guides to quality improvement: Step 1

This resource will help you to understand what quality improvement is (and is not), and includes a list of recommended reading and useful websites. It also contains recommendations for people who are thinking of setting up a quality improvement project.

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KIS guides to quality improvement: Step 2

The resource aims to help you formulate ideas for feasible collaborative quality improvement projects that are likely to last for a period of weeks or months. It outlines key questions that should be asked before you start a quality improvement project, and should help you to devise quality improvement projects that are more likely to achieve their aims.

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KIS guides to quality improvement: Step 3

This template will help you structure and create a detailed plan for conducting and evaluating a quality improvement project in a health or social care service.

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KIS advice about patient and public involvement

This resource includes recommendations based on involvement work KIS have carried out in three quality improvement projects that were led by health professionals and supported by KIS. It is for anyone who wants to involve patients, service users and members of the public in quality improvement projects in a meaningful and productive way.

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Communication: a practical resource

This is a practical resource for anyone involved in a project that aims to improve health or care services, or to change practice. It encourages you to think about communication from the very start of the project, and to build communication into your project plan.

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KIS guide to evaluation resources

This guide signposts resources for evaluating health and social care service initiatives, including quality improvement projects and programmes.

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Implementation Science Research Development tool

The ImpRes tool aims to help you successfully apply implementation science concepts, principles and methods to implementation research by providing a step-by-step approach to designing high quality and rigorous implementation projects

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Implementation Science Research Development guide

The ImpRes guide provides a systematic step-by-step approach to designing implementation research and is intended to be used in conjunction with the ImpRes tool.

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KIS glossary of terms used in improvement and implementation

This glossary is a collection of terms and definitions from the fields of quality improvement, improvement science and implementation science. It also contains relevant terminology from health economics, patient and public involvement, evaluation and research.

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ImpRes IS Masterclass Lecture presentation July 2021

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Pragmatic scoping and critical review presentation-poster

Pragmatic scoping and critical review presentation-poster presented at the 4th UK Implementation Science Conference July 2021

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Remote consultations review

Review of remote mental health care prior to the COVID-19 pandemic July 2021

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Implementation outcome repository presentation poster

Presented at the 4th UK Implementation Science Conference July 2021