In October 2009, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) asked nurses and midwives to share their ideas on how they have improved the quality of care and efficiency.
In November 2009, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement who are carrying out this work for the NMC published a report that set out eight key actions for improvement.
Find out more about these eight high impact actions.
The Institute is now in phase three of this project and is working with a number of demonstrator sites who have implemented one or more of the high impact actions. The Institute is producing materials that will provide real insight into what these organisations have done and how they did it. This will include first steps that both individual nurses and midwives and teams and organisations can take. It will also explain what barriers had to be overcome in order to implement the high actions.
In particular the materials will provide practical advice, support and tools on how to measure progress.
This work is being led by chief nurses from the the strategic health authorities in collaboration with the Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, the NMC and NHS Institute.
Find out more about the project from the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement website.