King's Improvement Science [KIS] is a quality improvement enterprise launched by King's Health Partners, an academic health sciences centre comprising three National Health Service [NHS] organisations in south-east London and King's College London. KIS aims to improve people's health by improving health services.
Members of the KIS specialist team are carrying out quality improvement projects in collaboration with managers, health professionals and patients and service users at the three NHS organisations that are part of King's Health Partners – Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Each project focuses on a particular problem identified by health professionals, managers or patients and service users, and encourages the use of best practice or the most recent clinical guidelines. Every KIS-supported project employs an established, structured method for quality improvement. There are many different quality improvement methods and specific techniques designed to bring about measureable change: the KIS team is studying which ones work best in different circumstances.
KIS was launched in January 2013 and is led by senior staff at King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. In 2014, KIS became part of the National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South London [CLAHRC South London].
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Please note: King's Improvement Science is not a grant-giving venture.
website last updated 1 July 2016