Our Partners

Our partnerships and collaborations with health and care providers, commissioners, policy makers and researchers are an important part of how the Improvement Academy works. Our partnerships are centred on the Yorkshire and Humber region but extend nationally

Our current partners

  • Yorkshire and Humber AHSN – delivering patient safety collaborative, Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative, PReCePT
  • Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration – leading implementation of applied health and care research
  • Patient Safety Translational Research Centre – supporting implementation of patient safety interventions
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust – implementing ARCS across 98 wards
  • Leeds Community NHS Trust – supporting QI and Patient Experience
  • City Healthcare Partners CIC – improving forensic services through QI and Patient Experience
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – supporting Advanced QI and leadership
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement – supporting the implementation of the ‘learning from deaths’ guidance for ambulance services
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – evaluation of QI strategy
  • Health Education England – delivering QI training and Clinical Leadership opportunities
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service – sharing analytics expertise, learning from deaths and QI
  • Sue Ryder – supporting implementation and scale up of safety huddles across services
  • Ramsay Health Care – supporting implementation and scale up of safety huddles across services
  • Royal College of Physicians – collaboratively providing training around SJR, learning from deaths and QI 

Additional organisations supporting the ‘second victim’ support website include:

  • Association of Ambulance Chief Executives
  • BAPO
  • BMA
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care Society
  • Medical Defence Union
  • The Society and College of Radiographers

Our Academies

We are developing centres of excellence with those founding organisations that have been at the forefront of the development of one of our flagship programmes. These organisations have demonstrated sustained and significant impact by working with the Improvement Academy to develop the prototypical intervention, scaling up where appropriate, and embedding the new practices into mainstream working. These organisations have also demonstrated exceptional insight and leadership for improvement. Each of these factors is an essential part of the success of the work and therefore need to be recognised in the spread of our work nationally and internationally.

Principles of how we work with partners:

  • Mutual respect between partners recognising equal but different expertise.
  • Together with partners we develop and implement feasible and effective interventions based on research
  • We aim to leave skills behind in the organisations we work with
  • We aim to facilitate working across the region, and beyond, through networks and collaborations
How Achieving Reliable Care for Safety Works

Work With Us

Our partnerships are centred in the Yorkshire and Humber region but extend nationally. We are continuously developing our partnerships and relationships with health and care organisations.