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UCLMS Evening Seminar: Is Improvement a Science?

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 28 March 2019

Portico at dusk

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Asta Medisauskaite

Location

G22
Pearson Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Many doctors do not have the knowledge or skills to use the so-called ‘Improvement Science’ methods which are commonplace in many other sectors. Advocates of systematic improvement claim that these methods provide the answer to the persistent quality problems found in the NHS. Critics challenge this enthusiasm and ask for evidence that improvement science is indeed a science-based activity. In this session Professor Martin Marshall will explore the promise, the achievements and the challenges of the science of improvement.

About the Speaker

Martin Marshall

Professor at UCL

Many doctors do not have the knowledge or skills to use the so-called ‘Improvement Science’ methods which are commonplace in many other sectors. Advocates of systematic improvement claim that these methods provide the answer to the persistent quality problems found in the NHS. Critics challenge this enthusiasm and ask for evidence that improvement science is indeed a science-based activity. In this session Professor Martin Marshall will explore the promise, the achievements and the challenges of the science of improvement.

More about Martin Marshall