Improvement Science London

Improvement Science London

About ISL

Wide recognition of the gap between what we know and what we put into practice, increasing public expectations and scrutiny, tighter budgets and significant changes in the ways that services are configured, all combine to determine that we cannot carry on doing what we have always done and expect to deliver improvements at pace and at scale. We need to do things differently and the practical application of scientific knowledge has much to contribute.

Improvement Science London (ISL) was established in early 2012 by the London Academic Health Science partnerships of Imperial Academic Health Science Centre, King’s Health Partners and UCL Partners.

ISL aims to promote and embed the science of improvement and thereby encourage a more evidence-informed approach to improving the way that health services are organised and delivered for patients.

ISL was initially funded for a time-limited period, to function as a catalyst and facilitator to promote and embed the science of improvement across the founding partners. We are now moving to the next phase of our development; using IS to deliver real change for people on the ground

Recent blog posts

NHS integration: can accountable care organisations deliver a truly GP-led NHS

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 10:38:37 +0000

                    Professor Martin Marshall Lead, Improvement Science London. General practice must engage with Accountable Care Organisations Sometimes it makes a lot of sense for GPs to keep their heads down when ‘new’ ideas are trumpeted by government. It is good to remind ourselves of Rudolph Klein’s […]

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Making time for improvement

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:22:46 +0000

            Professor Martin Marshall Lead, Improvement Science London   The habits of improvers Paul Batalden, a much respected quality guru, once described how people who deliver health care have two roles – to do the day job and to improve how they do the day job. This is a neat […]

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NHS integration: Can accountable care organisations deliver a truly GP-led NHS?

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:34:16 +0000

Professor Martin Marshall Lead, Improvement Science London                   Sometimes it makes a lot of sense for GPs to keep their heads down when ‘new’ ideas are trumpeted by government. It is good to remind ourselves of Rudolph Klein’s sage aphorism: ‘innovation is a function of amnesia’. Too […]

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