I work as Head of Improvement Analytics at NHS Improvement. I’ve pulled together (see below) a list of useful resources, toolkits and published papers relevant to measurement for improvement and the use of SPC (statistical process control).

I’ve also established a virtual Kahootz group designed to bring together people from various fields who have an interest in measurement for improvement and SPC.  The intention is to support sharing of knowledge, experience and resources.  Plus, hopefully there will be some useful discussions which can inform a plan to ensure that SPC finally gets traction in the NHS.

If you would like to join the measurement for improvement movement please contact me [email protected] @samriley 

 Introduction to measurement for improvement 

10 minute video introducing measurement for improvement by Mike Davidge

NHS Elect measurement for improvement guide

How to become an improvement measure expert in 60 mins

NHS Institute Improvement leaders guides : matching capacity and demand

Video on how to use data to drive improvement by NELA


5 short measurement films from Toronto University

Free on line quality improvement courses (including a section on measurement)

Developed by Bath University and West of England AHSN

Developed by Harvard University & the Institute of Healthcare Improvement

NHS Scotland Quality Improvement e-Resources : 16 modules on QI/measurement and SPC

Published papers on the benefits of using SPC (statistical process control)

An analysis of performance reports used by Trust Boards in England

The problem with red green amber

From stoplight reports to time series

Using SPC to improve healthcare

Performance league tables – the NHS deserves better

The use of control charts by lay people in hospitals

Use of control charts in health care and public health surveillance


Application of SPC in healthcare : A systematic review


Improvement resources 

Quality Improvement Hub – NHS Scotland

A guide for Non Execs developed in Scotland on governance

 One specifically on measurement for non-Execs

East London Foundation Trust control chart guides (videos)









2017-07-09T14:00:45+00:00 12 April 2017Samanthan Riley - Head of Improvement Analytics at NHS Improvement. [email protected] @samriley Categories: Co-production, Delivering efficiency savings, ECIST Network, education, Emergency care, Innovation, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Preventing delayed discharge, QI0 Comments

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Pete Gordon
Nurse by background and pragmatic improver. Member of the NHS Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST). Passionate about doing the right things to improve patient care. @PeteGordon68

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