This website uses cookies to improve your experience, deliver our services, and the anonymised analysis of our website usage. To opt out of analytical cookies select 'Allow only essential cookies'. Please read our cookie policy   

QI Top Tips

A bank of concise, pragmatic tips and advice from clinicians, QI champions and SSNAP team members on how to successfully implement a QI project. Some of these tips are generalised advice, and some are SSNAP specific. 

On the left hand menu you can select from a range of 'top tips' submitted by hospital trusts around the country. These teams have initiated and completed effective QI projects within their local service to improve patient care. We anticipate that similar approaches could be adapted when planning for your own QI projects. 

We will regularly feature top tips on a specific QI topic. We welcome suggestions, tips and feedback from all participants!

Please submit top tips to about how you may have used SSNAP reports, data, or tools to identify a QI project, or to support the development of a QI project to If chosen, your top tips will be featured in this area of the SSNAP QI site! 

You can use the left hand menu to navigate through our case studies, or click the one you'd like to read from the list below: 

Belfast Health and Social Care trust: developing a thrombectomy service across a region

Charing Cross Hospital: providing high quality psychological service to patients after stroke

Chesterfield Royal Hospital: ensuring all stroke patients are assessed as six months

Cwm Taf University Health Board: Providing a high quality Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) service​

Fairfield General Hospital: Making process improvements for urgent scanning of stroke patients​

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Developing an ESD service​

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust: Effectively implementing IPC guidelines​

Salford Royal Hospital: How to run an effective QI project​

Yeovil District Hospital: Motivate your team to do better every time by celebrating “Star Cases”​

Click here to go back to RCP Case Studies and Top Tips, 2016-18

Find us

Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme
Kings College London
Addison House
Guy's Campus


0116 464 9901