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Improving Improvement

A toolkit for Engineering Better Care

 

The challenges facing the health and social care system are considerable — with competing pressures from an ageing population, increasing numbers of patients with multiple morbidities, new technologies, and the need for increasing efficiencies. The complexity of the system, along with the multiple pressures it faces, mean that efforts to improve it often achieve only limited benefits and can have unforeseen consequences. Over the past two decades, there have been numerous calls to implement a more holistic systems approach to transform health and care to address the needs of a changing patient population. However, there has been no clear definition of what this might mean in practice.

Please start by checking out our Quick Start guide. Alternatively, the main sections of this toolkit are shown below.

 

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News highlights

Website launched - This website launched in April 2020.

Rapid Start Guide - This guide is now available to download.

Book version of this website - " The full contents of this site are also available as a printed book, which may be downloaded as a PDF.

Training events - Contact edc-toolkit@eng.cam.ac.uk to find out about our next training events.