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Oxford Healthcare Improvement

Supporting Oxford Health to provide safe, better quality care to its patients and improve the working lives of its staff.

About us

About us

Oxford Healthcare Improvement (OHI) Centre aims to support the Trust in providing outstanding care of people in hospital, in the community and their homes. The long-term vision is to build sustainable quality improvement through collaborative working and strategic partnerships.

Sustainable quality improvement (QI) considers feedback from the staff, service users, carers and families that are part of Oxford Health. Utilising this feedback to identify, test and implement tests of changes to improve the quality of healthcare. Our coaching in projects and training programmes seek to build capability at all levels in the Trust and give every staff member the opportunity to participate in QI training. We embrace a learning culture that focuses on local need, using established QI methods and taking an evidence-based approach to healthcare.

Alongside this, we seek to create strategic partnerships with universities, health and social care providers, commissioners, the academic health science network, patient safety collaborative and industry partners.

Oxford Healthcare Improvement

Collaboration​

We work with national and international organisations, universities, health and social care providers, commissioners, the academic health science network, patient safety collaborative and industrial partners.

The need

Why does Oxford Health need an Improvement Unit? There are many reasons, but the two main ones are:

Forward thinking

OHI has been formed to work with everyone in the Trust to support the development of this longer-term improvement capacity.  We do this by:

  • Training and support to lead improvement projects. We run a ‘Leading Improvement’ programme over one year and a ‘Frontline programme’ over six months and contribute to many other Trust courses.
  • Collaborative improvement projects with Trust teams to define and analyse a problem, develop measures and interventions, implement change programmes, sustain and spread changes over time.
  • Horizon scanning for future projects and identifying stakeholders, literature review, measurement, data analysis, leadership support, and longer term sustainability.

Learn more

We are based at the Warneford Hospital in Headington, Oxford, which is also where Oxford Health is headquartered.

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