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Quality and research


Quality and research


Quality and research


Quality and research


Working closely with our partners, the Trust is a world-leader in mental health research, and we are constantly striving to improve population health and wellbeing on an international scale.

Our research partners set the standard in terms of new ideas and innovations that continue to make significant improvements to both our understanding and treatment of mental health and the quality of life for those impacted.

‘Quality’ is one of the Trust’s five aims and central to our ethos - in research, clinical practice and support services. We want to become an organisation in which quality improvement is what we are about and at the heart of everything we do.

The work undertaken by our Quality Improvement team and our research partners feed into our Quality Centre.

Our Quality Centre

The Trust’s Quality Centre is a collaboration between the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at Kings College London (KCL) and Kings Health Partners (KHP). Our aim is to drive quality, innovation and value-based commissioning in mental health care, with a strong focus on partnership working, to optimise health outcomes for the populations we serve whilst bringing together our learning for wider benefit.

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Quality improvement (QI)

QI is a model for improvement that we have adopted as our framework. It encourages people to make small tests of change, use data to inform improvements and measure variation over time.

We make consistent use of a variety of straight-forward tools and techniques to enable people to structure their improvement work and have the courage to test ideas and innovations.

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Research is at the heart of improving clinical care. Our aim is to put this at the core of everything that we do by giving our service users the opportunity to take part in research.

We also want to give our staff every chance to play a role in developing or delivering studies that might offer new treatments or improved services.

Find out more about our research partners and taking part in research