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.
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
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
A 640–page, 20–chapter authoritative reference for people who want to be expert in all stages in the clinical audit process
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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 FOR CLINICAL
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
We develop publications related to quality in healthcare services for organizations on request, including information for patients.