If NHS Scotland has been genetically-modified with QI

It is most welcome to hear from Philippa Whitford about positive outcomes of NHS Scotland’s collaborative approach to quality improvement and the learning that this might provide for the rest … Continue reading If NHS Scotland has been genetically-modified with QI

Improvement goggles

What follows are three slides taken from a talk given by Dr Brian Robson, Executive Clinical Director, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and IHI Fellow, given at the Edinburgh International Conference of … Continue reading Improvement goggles

The mechanical language of Health Improvement

The following words appear frequently in the language of Health Improvement: It is my view that Healthcare Improvement needs to consider the potential consequences of the widespread use of such … Continue reading The mechanical language of Health Improvement

“Pathological” language: on what basis and decided by who?

This post is about our use of language. Recently I made a film called “language is the dwelling place of being” about the poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay who … Continue reading “Pathological” language: on what basis and decided by who?