NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ)
Established on 1 April 2013, NHS Improving Quality (NHS
IQ) is the driving force for improvement across the NHS in England.
We are working to improve health outcomes for people by providing
improvement and change expertise.
Hosted by NHS England,
we have created an improvement organisation that is in alignment
with the needs and challenges of the NHS. We are doing this by
working to the five domains of the NHS
Enhancing quality of life for people with long term
- Helping people
to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury
that people have a positive experience of care
- Treating and
caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from
In order to facilitate successful improvement programmes, we
to build improvement capacity and capability and to help
develop knowledge and skills across the whole health and care
As well as continually looking at best practice from both across
the NHS and around the world, NHS IQ draws on the experience of
previous successful improvement programmes established by legacy
We are developing partnerships across sectors and working to
support NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning
Support Units and Strategic Clinical Networks, as well as working
with NHS England and the wider NHS system.
To find out more, read An introduction to NHS IQ.
This infographic from
NHS Employers illustrates how NHS Improving Quality fits with the