Quality Improvement

We can help improvers by connecting them with knowledge and learning from research, publications and other organisations, saving them time and allowing them to make decisions based on evidence. 

Our mission is to provide improvement projects with the ‘gold dust’ information about what works, what doesn’t work and why, that can be applied straight away. So QI projects never need to start with a blank page, or start from scratch.

Our library collection has been developed to support with learning around key aspects of the Leeds Improvement Method and other Quality Improvement approaches. Please contact us if you need any more help finding resources to support your improvement work. 

Books to support QI

Browse the books available in our library collection on the following topics:

You can also search the library catalogue for any other books or topics.

Books from all the Leeds Libraries for Health sites can be borrowed by library members, no matter where they are based. Books can be posted to your workplace address, or picked up from your local library site. To access ebooks, you may need an OpenAthens account.

To borrow books you will need to join your library. For any further information about how to borrow any of these books, contact your library service.

If you are looking for a book that is not in our collection, contact your library service. We may be able to obtain it for you from another NHS library.


Search for published research articles to inform your improvement processes through the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub. Logging in with OpenAthens and searching the Hub allows you to request articles you may need that we do not have in our subscriptions, which library staff will then endeavour to obtain for you.

If you need any assistance with searching the Hub or accessing articles, contact your library. You can also request a literature search from our experienced librarians to support you in your QI project or learning. 

Browse available journals on healthcare services administration. This collection includes:

You may find the following articles useful reading:


Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust QI Training:

Online UK based QI Training:

IHI Open School (international) offers videos, case studies and e-learning modules covering QI topics. If you are a Q member then find out how to access a free subscription.

    QI sites and networks

    Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust staff can access a wide range of QI resources at the following intranet pages (LTHT log in required):

    QI networks:

    Improvement sites from other NHS Trusts:

    QI Evidence Update


      Evidence Search

      We offer an Evidence Search service. Expert librarians will undertake a search of databases and a range of other publications on your topic to help inform your decisions and save you time. 

      Our service allows teams to make decisions effectively, by linking them with evidence on what others have done and any relevant findings from research. This helps to ensure that Quality Improvement initiaitives are evidence based, and that improvers don't have to spend too much time searching for information. 

      Request an Evidence Search (Leeds Teaching Hospitals)