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Quality Improvement

Use the resources below to find evidence for Quality Improvement. The resources will signpost you to key Quality Improvement Resources and Swansea Bay UHB Library Services to support you with your Quality Improvement project. 

Use NHS Wales Library Search to look for books on Quality Improvement.

New Book 

ABC of Quality Improvement in Healthcare 1st ed. 2020). To request a copy, please contact your local Swansea Bay UHB library

Tip – Change the first drop down under the Search box to Books  


Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)

Online academic and practical journals on the topic of Quality Improvement

Freely available on the NHS Wales network or with your NHS Wales email address if off site or on a mobile device. 

Some are published as Open Access and are therefore freely available without a password.

Freely available on the NHS Wales network or with your NHS Wales email address if off site or on a mobile device.

Search the following databases for articles about QI and your project or ask expert library staff to carry out a search on your behalf:

  • Health Management Information Consortium
  • Healthcare Administration Database
  • Medline
  • Embase

Health Education & Improvement Wales (HEIW) is committed to providing Quality Improvement Skills Training (QIST) for healthcare professionals across Wales.

The Quality Improvement Skills Training (QIST) Programme works in partnership with Improvement Cymru to develop and deliver a unique QI training programme for Wales.

For further information, please contact the QIST team:

BMJ eLearning

BMJ Learning has a range of courses on Quality Improvement and Change Management.

Please read before accessing BMJ Learning Guide

For any help or advice about accessing BMJ Learning, please see the NHS Wales eLibrary BMJ Learning page.


Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)

Swansea Bay UHB Library service has a licence to BMJ Open Quality which allows its staff to publish a paper free of charge in this journal, subject to the peer review process. (Usual article processing charges are £1000 +).

Contact Lizzy Evans for the fellowship code.

Information for authors is available on the BMJ Open Quality website.

The website provides resources to support you in your quality improvement work including as podcasts, templates and a QI Project Guide to help you run and write up quality improvement projects.

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