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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Using Quality Improvement


Most of the work of the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) is concerned with national initiatives to improve mental health services, such as The National Audit of Schizophrenia or a number of Quality Network and accreditation processes.

There is a growing amount of work on quality improvement at local levels using a variety of methodologies. Many of the methodologies originated from industry rather than healthcare.

The College has established a Quality Improvement Committee to advise on promoting quality improvement methods. The recently appointed College lead for Quality Improvement, Dr Amar Shah, chairs this committee. He is happy to be contacted by email at:

Also, for those interested in joining a network of people leading quality improvement work in mental health settings globally, please contact Amar Shah for more information.

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Page last updated on 16th May 2017



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