NHS England and Improvement
NHS England and NHS Improvement are working together as a new single organisation to better support the NHS to deliver improved care for patients. Our new single operating model has been designed to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. Local health systems are supported by our seven integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage. They make decisions about how best to support and assure performance in their region, as well as supporting system transformation and the development of sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems. Our approach to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan will balance national direction with local autonomy to secure the best outcomes for patients.
The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) is an improvement organisation providing better quality health and social care for the people of Scotland. HIS enable people to make informed decisions about their care and treatment and help health and social care organisations to redesign and continuously improve services.
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. NES has a Scotland wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development.
Quality Improvement In Health And Social Care (HSCQI)
Designing an infrastructure to improve health & social care in Northern Ireland. Inspiring: Connecting: Improving.
Health Service Executive
The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the provision of health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, with public funds.
Improvement Cymru are the improvement service for NHS Wales. We are experts in developing, embedding, and delivering system-wide improvements. We achieve this by supporting organisations and helping them embed an inclusive culture of improvement. We have also been a part of the core Public Health Wales response to covid-19 since March 2020.
Danish Society for Patient Safety
Danish Society for Patient Safety (PS!) is an independent, nonprofit organization working to improve patient safety across Danish healthcare. PS! was founded, and is supported by, all major stakeholders in Danish healthcare. PS! strives to create sustainable healthcare, undertaking small and large scale improvement projects in collaboration with our partners.
Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)
SALAR is an employers’ organisation and an organisation that represents and advocates for local government in Sweden. All of Sweden’s municipalities and regions are members of SALAR.
SALAR is the largest employer organisation in Sweden. We also represent and advocate for local government by raising issues, acting decisively and enlightening public opinion. Our ambition is to be one step ahead and to shed light on important changes outside local government that affect our members. SALAR is a politically run organisation.
The NVZ is the trade association for general hospitals and specialist institutions in the Netherlands. We represent the interests of our members where healthcare, the economy, and society are concerned. The NVZ also represents Dutch hospitals’ interests abroad. In Europe, through HOPE and HOSPEEM, we join European politicians in Brussels in their discussions around healthcare. In addition, the NVZ is a member of the International Hospital Federation (IHF).
Norwegian Patient Safety Programme
Launched in 2011, the Norwegian Patient Safety Programme aims to reduce preventable patient harm, establishing lasting structures for patient safety and improve patient safety culture in the health and care services. It is a nation-wide program that applies to all levels of the health and care services.
Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe)
The Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) is an umbrella group composed of 33 member healthcare organisations including Ministry of Health, Agency for Integrated Care, acute care hospitals, speciality centres, polyclinics and community hospitals whom are collectively committed to better health, better care and lower cost care to patients. The Network aims to accelerate the pace and scale of improvement, leading to system-wide, transformative healthcare in Singapore. It is also a network for members to collaborate and learn from each other to develop, implement and modify patient safety and quality improvement in their respective organisation, as well as influence and effect the national quality improvement agenda.
NHSX exists to transform the NHS and social care using digital technology.
Digital transformation revolutionises people’s care. It means patients can access the best and safest treatment, as swiftly as possible.
Data and cutting-edge technologies are starting to realise their enormous potential for the NHS, and COVID-19 has proved the need for a digitised, interoperable, connected health and care system.
NHSX is a joint unit of NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, supporting local NHS and care organisations to:
– Digitise their services
– Connect the health and social care systems through technology
– Transform the way patients’ care is delivered at home and in hospital
NHSX has the strategy, powers and technical expertise to:
– Negotiate national contracts
– Design the technical architecture to link up the whole system across health and care
– Set national policy to deliver the necessary change
England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) operate as the innovation arm of the NHS – working across sectors to identify, test and spread technologies that have best potential to improve health and patient safety, drive down the cost of care and stimulate economic growth.
The AHSNs operate within their regions to respond to the needs of their systems, and come together as a single national network to take what works best and quickly spread it across big geographies.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) was established to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England. Its role is to make sure that hospitals, care homes, dental and general practices and other care services in England provide people with safe, effective and high-quality care, and to encourage those providers to improve. It carries out this role through checks during the registration process which all new care services must complete, as well as through inspections and monitoring of a range of data sources that can indicate problems with services.
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The organisation’s aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed.
Horizons supports leaders of change, teams, organisations and systems to think differently about large-scale change, improve collaboration, and accelerate change. We work with the health and care system, the wider public sector and publicly-funded healthcare systems globally.
Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) represents over 38,000 doctors worldwide – educating, improving and influencing for better healthcare. We are committed to raising standards and supporting healthcare professionals throughout their careers. As an independent charity, we advise and work with government, patients, healthcare professionals and the public to improve health and healthcare.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Since the Society was founded in 1841 we have championed the profession, and are internationally renowned as publishers of medicines information. Our Royal Charter gives us a unique status in pharmacy. We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines information, and support pharmacists in their education and development.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is the coordinating body for the United Kingdom and Ireland’s 24 Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties. It ensures that patients are safely and properly cared for by setting standards for the way doctors are educated, trained and monitored throughout their careers. The 24 medical Royal Colleges and Faculties are members of the Academy, bringing together the views of their individual specialties to collectively influence and shape healthcare across the four nations of the UK.
The Royal Free
The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and we continue to play a leading role in the care of our patients. Established in 1828 by William Marsden, a newly qualified surgeon shocked that he could not find treatment for a penniless young woman, the Royal Free’s founding principle was that they would take in anyone who needed treatment – the first hospital in London to do so and the only London hospital to stay open during the 19th-century cholera epidemics.
In the 21st century, we continue to lead improvements in healthcare and are proud to have some of the best clinical outcomes in the country. Our mortality rates have been consistently among the best in English trusts for many years.