SQuIRe resources for health professionals

These resources may assist health professionals seeking to implement clinical practice improvement (CPI) programs and initiatives in their organisation.

Please note that many of the below resources are external resources – not developed WA Health – and therefore cannot be recommended, endorsed or guaranteed by the Department. It is the responsibility of health services and health service staff to use them as a guide only.

Getting started

The following resources are designed to assist health professionals in the initial phases of planning a program or initiative.

Project implementation

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (external site) has developed a number of guides on implementing CPI projects. These resources were developed as part of the 5 Million Lives campaign.

Behaviour styles and change management tools

The WA Health Institute of Health Leadership developed resources to help those working on CPI projects to develop effective change management strategies and to ensure the goals of their projects are communicated effectively.

Implementing organisational change

Australian resources

Victorian Quality Council

The Victorian Quality Council (external site) was the ministerial advisory committee that advised the Minister for Health and the Department of Health on actions to be taken to improve safety and quality of care in Victoria. The council produced publications on change management including:

  • Successfully implementing change
  • Understanding the sustainability of health programs and organisational change.

International resources

National Health Service, UK

  • Improvement Leaders’ Guides (external site). This general resource provides advice on 7 key topics:
    • Improvement knowledge and skills
    • Process mapping, analysis and redesign
    • Working with groups
    • Involving patients and carers
    • Evaluating improvement
    • Use of technology to improve services
    • Sustainability and its relationship with spread and adoption.

Quality Management in Healthcare

World Health Organisation

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

More information

Quality Improvement and Change Management Unit
Address: 189 Royal Street, East Perth
Phone: 9222 4080
Email: qicm@health.wa.gov.au

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Quality Improvement and Change Management Unit