We use a recognised suite of tools to support you to define the clinical problem, develop and implement your innovation project and map benefits realisation.

Please have a look at the tools below and for further support and training including horizon scanning, adaptation, adoption, and sustainability of proven innovations, please see our training pages.

Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR)

NHS England » Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools

This is a comprehensive collection of proven quality, service improvement and redesign tools, theories and techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of situations. You can search the collection alphabetically for a specific tool or browse groups of tools using one of four categories.

Tools by stage of project – NHS tools, theories and techniques for implementing a service improvement project, ordered by the stage of project you are at, eg start out, handing over and sustaining etc.

Tools by type of task – NHS tools, theories and techniques associated with addressing specific tasks, eg mapping the process, thinking creatively etc.

Tools by approach – NHS tools, theories and techniques linked to a specific approach, eg Lean, Six Sigma, analytical tools etc.

Tools by patient pathway – NHS tools, theories and techniques that relate to the stages of the patient pathway.

Project Management Resources

Our Dorset’s project management office offers a range of templates and tools to support clinical and operational staff delivering projects and implementing change.

Templates on SharePoint

If you do not have access to these tools, please contact PMO@dorsetccg.nhs.uk to gain access.