Resources: Improvement Science Snapshot

De-implementation of Low-value Care

De-implementation is the new buzzword in healthcare, but what does it really mean, and why is there so much interest in it? Hear from Dr. Andrea Patey who breaks down de-implementation, why it’s important, and what we currently know about it.

Logic Models: moving from the ideal to the ‘real world’

This snapshot, by Dr Thomas Mills, talks about logic models and how they can be enhanced, making them more realistic and meaningful.

10 tips on evaluating changes to audit and feedback to improve care

This Snapshot is by Dr Sarah Alderson, GP and Clinical Associate Professor in Primary Care. It overviews national audit programmes and gives 10 tips on how to design and test audit and feedback to identify the most effective design.

The Positive Deviance Approach

In this snapshot, Ruth Baxter talks to us about the Positive Deviance approach and shares some considerations to make when applying it in healthcare

Normalisation Theory Practice (NPT) in general

In this snapshot, Professor Finch describes how Normalisation Process Theory can help us understand challenges in health and social care improvement work.

Co-production of applied health and research

In this snapshot, Dr Helen Smith walks us through what co-production is, providing some advice on how to use it in applied health research.

Implementation Outcome Instrument Repository

In this snapshot, Dr Louise Hull, Kings College London, introduces a much needed, newly developed, implementation outcomes repository to help people to select suitable outcome measures when evaluating implementation efforts.

Video Reflexive Ethnography for Healthcare Improvement

Video reflexive ethnography is a quality improvement method gaining traction in the health services. In this month's Improvement Science snapshot, Dr Siobhan McHugh tells us what it is, drawing on her own experience of using the approach with maternity care teams.

A quick guide to effective audit and feedback

In this Improvement Science snapshot, Professor Robbie Foy runs us through the evidence on how to make audit and feedback more effective

Behaviour change techniques: what are they and how do I use them?

In this Improvement Science snapshot Professor Rebecca Lawton from our Improvement Science theme at YHARC walks us through behaviour change techniques: what they are and how to make use of them.

Realist methods for design and evaluation

This snapshot is delivered by Professor Rebecca Randell and introduces realist evaluation as a method. This is a method which can be used to evaluate health care interventions, providing insight into why an intervention may work better in some settings than in others.

How to identify barriers to improving clinical practice

This improvement science snapshot outlines why it is important to identify barriers and facilitators to improving clinical practice at the start of quality improvement projects. It also touches upon how to go about this and some of the key issues to bear in mind.