Sustainability in Quality Improvement learning resources

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Resource Description: 

Sustainability has been recognised as a domain of quality in healthcare, and building it into quality improvement (QI) is a practical way to drive incremental change towards a more ethical, sustainable health system.

These learning resources have been developed by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare with grant funding from North Bristol NHS Trust.  Based on the "SusQI Framework"*, they are designed to help learners to:

  1. Set sustainable goals for a quality improvement project.
  2. Recognise the use of environmental and social resources in a current service, and identify opportunities to improve. 
  3. Design a project using sustainability principles (prevention, empowerment, lean pathways, low carbon alternatives) to achieve the greatest benefit.
  4. Measure the impact of a project on sustainable value.


*Sustainability in quality improvement: redefining value.  Mortimer F, Isherwood J, Wilkinson A, Vaux E. Future Healthcare Journal, 2018 Vol.5(2):88-93

Resource File: 


Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

Publication date: 

March, 2017

Resource type: 

  • educational materials
  • measurement tool / template


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