Who we are
Forth Valley Quality is a small department working collaboratively with other teams and departments to support the delivery of corporate priorities.
We focus on projects that emphasise innovation and efficiency while implementing quality improvement techniques. Forth Valley Quality also encompasses Clinical Governance, and Research and Development.
Programmes of Work
See the Programmes of Work page for more information on the different projects we support.
- If you are interested in transformation or service design and innovation email email@example.com
- For research and development email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Quality infrastructure and improvement email email@example.com
- Clinical Governance, safety and assurance email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is our approach – Quality Strategy
Extensive consultation and engagement across Forth Valley between health and social care was undertaken with 5 priorities and 10 objectives set out using the Quality Strategy approach (below).
The Strategy describes our system for managing quality (QMS), which will involve effectively planning for quality, controlling and assuring quality and improving quality. Our Forth Valley approach to each of these is detailed and at the heart of this is a learning system that is about how we share and learn from information about the quality of the care and support that we deliver.
How to undertake an improvement project
Careful consideration is required before you start a project and certain factors need to be, considered: Caldicott, Ethics, Equality & Diversity; Information Governance and Forth Valley Quality Strategy. Once you have considered these factors then you will know which category your work fits into: research project, service evaluation, audit, QI project or innovation.
One of our key priorities to support sustainable improvement across Forth Valley is to have a consistent and coherent approach to Quality. Quality improvement (QI) should be accessible to everyone and easy to follow whether you have a quality issue you want to improve, have a number of improvement ideas within your team or want to improve a pathway.
The toolkit has been designed using the evidence base and brings together the best of our local and national resources to provide an easy to follow guide to help you on your improvement journey.
Quality & People Academy
See the Quality & People Academy page for more information on the different training and coaching we offer.