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Quality Improvement and Research Skills for Medical Students

This guide signposts key resources and Library services to support medical students undertaking Quality Improvement or Research projects

Academy of Fab NHS Stuff

The Academy is the place to share ideas about best practice, boast about the good stuff and if you have a problem, the place to search for an answer.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The US based Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable,

The Handbook of Quality and Service Improvement Tools

NHS Networks

The mission of NHS Networks is to support innovation and improvement in health and care, and the role of networks in promoting learning and change. To provide a common space in which leaders, clinicians, managers and support staff and their partners beyond the NHS can explore ideas, pool experience, solve problems and share information.

Health Innovation Exchange

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN Health Innovation Exchange Portal provides a platform for colleagues across the health and care sector to connect and share innovative solutions, projects and products to support our collective ambition to provide world class patient care in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Institute for Health Improvement

IHI is a recognized innovator, convener, and generous leader, a trustworthy partner, and the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better.

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King's Fund

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

This resource hub keeps useful documents, reports, publications, case studies and other information.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

King's Improvement Science

The KIS team has created, or is developing, resources based on their experience of working on five quality improvement projects. This will help others undertake quality improvements projects in a better, more scientific way. You can access all the resources via this website's home page.


A free platform committed to curating and sharing the most comprehensive and best knowledge around network leadership in health, social care and charity sectors.


CHAIN - Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network - is an online mutual support network for people working in health and social care. It gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge. 

Current Awareness Service for Health - CASH

The Quality and Transformation page of CASH covers all aspects of health care quality and transformation of services including patient safety issues, learning from untoward incidents.

Implementation Science

Implementation Science aims to publish research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organizational or policy contexts.

NHS Sustainable Improvement Team

Sustainable Improvement provides evidence-based, quality improvement support that helps to deliver NHS England’s priorities and achieve the objectives set out in the Five Year Forward View.

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is a independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK

NICE Local Practice Collection

NICE Local Practice Collection has over 800 examples showing how our guidance and standards can improve local health and social care services.