Improvement 2018: leading for improvement

An event for board members and senior leaders in NHS trusts and foundation trusts, to help you strategically develop, lead and sustain quality improvement cultures in your organisation.

The evidence is clear on the role of NHS boards in leading for improvement.

Many NHS trusts have embarked on strategically developing an improvement culture in their organisations using recognised improvement science methodologies to achieve a range of benefits including:

  • better quality outcomes for patients
  • better operational performance
  • higher staff satisfaction
  • efficiency and productivity gains

At Improvement 2018, you’ll hear from provider executives and clinicians who are taking strategic, organisation-wide approaches to embedding a culture of continuous improvement. They will describe how they are engaging staff, inviting patients to join the improvement drive, and keeping quality and safety front and centre.

You’ll discuss what building blocks boards should have in place, and you’ll hear from national leaders about the support available to embed these in your organisation – from measurement for improvement, to creating the right conditions for an improvement culture to flourish, and working with system partners.

This event is being run in partnership with the Improvement Directors Network, made up of senior improvement leads working in NHS provider organisations, drawing on their experience and expertise.


The conference will be chaired by Adam Sewell-Jones, Executive Director for Improvement at NHS Improvement. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Director, THIS Institute
  • Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, East London Foundation Trust
  • Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement

Who should attend?

Board members and senior leaders in NHS trusts and foundation trusts, including

  • chief executives
  • medical directors
  • nursing directors
  • chief operating officers
  • HR directors
  • strategy directors

Those responsible for improvement in NHS trusts and foundation trusts, at a senior level – for example improvement directors.

Selected stakeholders and partners by invite only.

Places will be booked on a first come, first served basis and initially places will be limited to 2 per trust.

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