Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP)
The Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) collection is intended to be a resource for everyone in the NHS, public health and social care for making decisions about patient care or the use of resources. The collection comprises:
- QIPP case studies are examples of how health and social care staff are improving quality and productivity across the NHS and social care. Case studies are evaluated based on quality improvements, savings, evidence and implementation and are peer reviewed.
- Cochrane quality and productivity topics which are drawn from systematic reviews by the Cochrane Collaboration that may help inform local initiatives address the quality and productivity challenge
- Links to other tools and resources that support the quality and productivity challenge.
Click here to view the Process Manual which describes the processes for the quality assurance of QIPP case studies and Cochrane quality and productivity topics.
Click here for a full list of all published QIPP case studies including a tool that allows potential savings to be calculated and sorted based on quality gains.
To receive a monthly alert detailing new QIPP case studies published to the collection, please email your contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a good initiative that you are currently implementing or have implemented already, we want to hear from you. Our analysts will be happy to talk to you and provide advice on the suitability of your initiative for the collection and the type/level of information required. Go to "Help us to build the QIPP collection" to find out more about completing a submission.
Recommended QIPP case studies
Prevention and treatment of adult malnutrition: appropriate prescribing of oral nutritional supplements
To improve the management of malnutrition and prescribing of oral nutritional supplements in London community organisations. The London Procurement Programme (LPP) Clinical Oral Nutrition Support Project facilitates London community organisations
Peer-reviewed referral management: saving money and increasing quality by improving referral practice
The initiative improves the quality of elective referrals in primary care by: capturing and categorising GP referral data by clinical reason for the referral evidence-based peer reviewing of individual referrals, providing timely feedback to GPs
The NHS Institute undertook a Rapid Improvement Programme for cholecystectomy to increase day-case rates. The programme was based on the ‘Focus on: Cholecystectomy’ document (NHS Institute, 2006), which provides best practice in referral to after
Reducing hospital admission rates for people with diabetes: a systematic approach to improving primary care outcomes
In 2008, people with diabetes living in Greenwich had some of the poorest outcomes in the country as measured through Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) achievement rates. Only 53.7% of patients with diabetes had an HbA 1c
Improving the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE)
Type 1 diabetes requires hour-by-hour self-management in order to maintain optimal glycaemic control and reduce the risk of developing long-term conditions that are associated with diabetes. Patients therefore require skills-based training in
Help us to build the QIPP Collection
Submit Your Ideas
We wants to hear from you if you have an example you think should be part of the QIPP collection.
The QIPP User Guide outlines the level of supporting information you need to provide in your submission. Then use the QIPP Submission Template to submit your example.
- QIPP Submission User Guide.
- QIPP Submission Template.
- SDU Carbon Impact Assessment Template (Optional - see User Guide)
Please email your completed submission form or any questions you may have to email@example.com
We would like to hear from health and social care professionals who are interested in becoming external advisers for the QIPP collection. External advisers support our quality assurance process by helping to assess new examples which have been submitted to us. More information is available on the external adviser role description .
and submit these to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cochrane quality and productivity topics
The Cochrane topics in the NICE QIPP collection come from the ‘implications for practice’ section in systematic reviews written by health professionals working internationally and published by the Cochrane Collaboration. They are presented here with relevant background information, including costing analysis. The Cochrane topics may help to inform local initiatives to address the quality and productivity challenge.
Links to other tools and resources
NICE has a range of products and services including ‘do not do’ recommendations, 'referral advice' recommendations and the Shared Learning database to help reduce inneficiency and share learning in implementation.
The site was created by the DH policy team to find and bring together information about QIPP, its workstreams and regional commissioning plans.
Audit Commission resources include a briefing which looks at reducing spending on low clinical value treatments. Also, their health studies programme aims to improve local public services through its independent authoritative analysis of national evidence and local practice.
This key resource aims to reduce unwarranted variation in healthcare to increase value and improve quality (prepared by Muir Gray and Phil daSilva).
Health Foundation review of the evidence of whether improving quality can also save money for health service providers.
Seven medical specialties address how they can help tackle the NHS financial challenge.