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We are known for our comprehensive, reader-friendly reference books on subjects related to the quality and safety of healthcare services. All our books are thoroughly researched with extensive primary and current references. They are well-structured and easy-to-follow with many diagrams, tables, illustrations and charts. Practical advice is always summarized in step-by-step guide boxes. Examples are relevant to a clinical setting. All the books use colour to lead the reader through important information.

Clinical Governance Manual

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE 
MANUAL

 

A 642–page, 15–chapter manual on clinical governance and how to put all components of clinical governance into practice with advice from the current evidence base

Quality Improvement Methods For Healthcare Manual

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODS FOR HEALTHCARE MANUAL

 

A 580–page, 20–chapter compendium on the quality improvement (QI) process and how to lead, facilitate and carry out a QI project using over 30 tools and techniques

Clinical Audit Manual

CLINICAL AUDIT
MANUAL

A 640–page, 20–chapter authoritative reference for people who want to be expert in all stages in the clinical audit process 

Patient Safety Manual

PATIENT SAFETY
MANUAL 

A brand new handbook on patient safety practices and methods, including detailed step-by-step guidance for implementation and integration with other governance-related activities. 

Getting Quality Improvement Right to Benefit Patients

GETTING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT RIGHT TO BENEFIT PATIENTS 

A 240–page practical book on how to carry out a QI project. The book walks through the stages in a QI project and explains tools to use in each stage, with examples.

Getting Clinical Audit Right to Benefit Patients

GETTING CLINICAL AUDIT RIGHT TO BENEFIT PATIENTS

A 214–page reference book for clinicians on how to carry out clinical audits that result in benefits to patient care. The book includes extensive content on valid and reliable measurement of the quality of patient care and handling peer review of the findings.

Using Incident Analysis to Improve Patient Safety

USING INCIDENT ANALYSIS TO

IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY 

Using Incident Analysis to Improve Patient Safety is a thorough book on the analysis process and how to carry out analysis of an incident in detail. The book reflects a systems approach, the current evidence base related to carrying out incident analysis in healthcare settings, and the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework.

Incident Analysis Teaching Package

INCIDENT ANALYSIS

TEACHING PACKAGE

 

​Our Incident Analysis Teaching Package is a comprehensive ‘train the trainer’ package that enables local staff to present high-quality professional workshops on a systems approach to incident analysis in their healthcare settings.

Clinical Audit Teaching Package

CLINICAL AUDIT

TEACHING PACKAGE

Our Clinical Audit Teaching Package is a comprehensive ‘train the trainer’ package that provides extensive guidance on how to teach clinical audit. This package also includes useful resources. 

Assessing and Managing Risk Teaching Package

ASSESSING AND MANAGING RISK TEACHING PACKAGE

Our Assessing and Managing Risk Teaching Package is a complete ‘train the trainer’ package for leading a workshop on how to assess and manage risk in healthcare services.

Quality Improvement Teaching Package

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

TEACHING PACKAGE

Our Quality Improvement Teaching Package is a complete ‘train the trainer’ package for leading a workshop on how to design a quality improvement project (QIP).

GUIDE TO MANAGING ETHICAL ISSUES IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OR CLINICAL AUDIT PROJECTS

GUIDE TO MANAGING ETHICAL ISSUES IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OR CLINICAL AUDIT PROJECTS  

 

Guidance for people involved in quality improvement (QI) and clinical audit to anticipate ethical issues related to these activities and have effective oversight arrangements in place

GUIDE TO INVOLVING JUNIOR DOCTORS IN CLINICAL AUDIT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

GUIDE FOR CLINICAL 
AUDIT LEADS 

 

A comprehensive practical how-to book for clinical staff newly appointed to assume responsibility for clinical audit in a clinical service

GUIDE TO USING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TOOLS TO DRIVE CLINICAL AUDITS

GUIDE TO USING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TOOLS TO DRIVE CLINICAL AUDITS 

 

A practical guide on how quality improvement (QI) tools support clinical audit as a QI process with advice on integrating use of the tools in clinical audits

GUIDE TO INVOLVING JUNIOR DOCTORS IN CLINICAL AUDIT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT 

GUIDE TO INVOLVING JUNIOR DOCTORS IN CLINICAL AUDIT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT 

 

A useful guide for clinical supervisors and tutors on how to involve doctors in training in doing a clinical audit or quality improvement project

GUIDE TO ENSURING DATA QUALITY IN CLINICAL AUDITS

GUIDE TO ENSURING DATA QUALITY IN CLINICAL AUDITS 

 

For clinical audit staff and clinical audit leads, a concise summary of the issues involved in providing for data quality in clinical audits with practical guidance included

GUIDE TO USING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TOOLS TO DRIVE CLINICAL AUDITS

EFFECTS OF TEAM-BASED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT LEARNING ON TWO TEAMS PROVIDING DEMENTIA CARE

 

A study of what happens to teamwork in a clinical group when the team participates in a structured learning approach to quality improvement

CLINICAL AUDITING AS A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESS — A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM AUDIT
AND FEEDBACK

CLINICAL AUDITING AS A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESS — A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM AUDIT

AND FEEDBACK

 

An explanation of how clinical audit should work to result in improvements in the quality of patient care, with a useful diagram

WHAT IS CLINICAL AUDIT’S PURPOSE: QUALITY ASSURANCE OR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT?

WHAT IS CLINICAL AUDIT’S PURPOSE: QUALITY ASSURANCE OR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT?

 

An analysis of what clinical audit is intended to achieve, and the difference in thinking between quality assurance and quality improvement

WRITING FOR PUBLICATION — A GUIDE FOR NEW AUTHORS

WRITING FOR PUBLICATION — A GUIDE FOR NEW AUTHORS

 

With an emphasis on a quality improvement project, practical advice on preparing an article for publication for the first time

PROPOSED STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONDUCT OF A NATIONAL CLINICAL AUDIT OR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STUDY

PROPOSED STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONDUCT OF A NATIONAL CLINICAL AUDIT OR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STUDY

 

An extensive review of good practice in conducting a national study of the quality of patient care and 30 suggested standards for national clinical audits or quality improvement studies

RESEARCH, AUDIT AND
JOURNAL POLICIES

RESEARCH, AUDIT AND

JOURNAL POLICIES

 

A letter to the journal about a proposed policy of seeking approval of clinical audits for publication by local research ethics committees

WRITING FOR PUBLICATION FOR THE FIRST TIME —
TRY THE HUNTER STYLE

WRITING FOR PUBLICATION FOR THE FIRST TIME —
TRY THE HUNTER STYLE

 

Practical advice for clinical staff on how to save time in planning how to write for publication for the first time

REVIEW OF ETHICS ISSUES RELATED TO CLINICAL AUDIT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES

REVIEW OF ETHICS ISSUES RELATED TO CLINICAL AUDIT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES

 

A comprehensive review of the literature on the subject of ethical issues related to clinical audit and quality improvement projects

Writing for Publication on Research with Young Children, chapter in Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education

WRITING FOR PUBLICATION ON RESEARCH WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, CHAPTER IN HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH METHODS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

Intended for doctoral students carrying out research with young children, an introduction to what is involved in publishing research in academic journals

Contemporary Perspectives on Reseach_edi

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON RESEARCH ON IMMIGRATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

For educators involved with immigrant children, a summary of the health issues that these children experience and how educators can help meet their health needs

Ethics and Clinical Audit, Appendix 1 in New Principles of Best Practice in Clinical Audit

ETHICS AND CLINICAL AUDIT, APPENDIX 1 IN NEW PRINCIPLES OF BEST PRACTICE IN CLINICAL AUDIT

 

A summary of the literature on ethical issues related to clinical audit and advice on how healthcare organizations should provide for oversight of audits

GOOD PRACTICE IN CLINICAL AUDIT —
A SUMMARY OF SELECTED LITERATURE TO SUPPORT CRITERIA FOR CLINICAL AUDIT

GOOD PRACTICE IN CLINICAL AUDIT —

A SUMMARY OF SELECTED LITERATURE TO SUPPORT CRITERIA FOR CLINICAL AUDIT

 

Developed in 1996, a summary of the literature that underpinned the criteria for good practice in clinical audit published by the former National Centre for Clinical Audit

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We develop publications related to quality in healthcare services for organizations on request, including information for patients.

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