Other Resources

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a special health board responsible for supporting health and social care services in Scotland by developing and delivering education and training. They have created resources to support quality improvement in Scotland which can be freely accessed below: 


The NES ihub aims to support health and social care organisations to design and deliver services that better meet the changing needs of people in Scotland and reflect the needs and aspirations of people, families and communities that access care.


The NES Q Zone aims to develop the improvement knowledge and skills of staff in Scotland through access to learning resources including online modules, improvement programmes, QI tools and other resources, Staff can create and update their own personal learning record,


Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. They have a range of free resources that can support improvement work and can be ordered online.


Effective Practitioner is a national initiative providing work-based learning resources and support for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals in Scotland. It assists Practitioners to deliver the 2020 Vision  and meet the Quality Ambitions of Person Centred, Safe and Effective Care. This website provides the online foundation for wider work-based support. There is no requirement to log in or register to access the website


Future Learn offers online education – enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.


Institute of Healthcare Improvement‘s (IHI) Open School has an extensive catalogue of online short courses which can support staff to develop knowledge and skills in quality improvement. You will need to register/log in to access the resources available here. All students and medical trainees can register free


Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI): Quality Improvement Practicum is a course designed to walk health professionals and students through the process of conducting a local quality improvement project. You will need to register/log in to access materials. All students and medical trainees can register free.


The Kings Fund is an independent charity working in England whose aim is to achieve the vision that the best possible health and care is available to all. There website includes a repository of resources including publications (there may be some cost involved).