About Us

We are a team of improvement scientists, patient safety experts and clinicians who are committed to working with frontline services, patients and the public to deliver real and lasting change. Building on improvement expertise and maintaining close links with the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group, the Improvement Academy was established as part of the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) in May 2013. In 2015 the Improvement Academy became one of the eight founding members of the UK Improvement Alliance, a learning network focused on delivering better health and care for the UK.

Throughout our website you will find stories and examples of the work we are doing, resources to help you use the innovations in your work, impact case studies and, last but not least, a ‘roll of honour’ of frontline team-level achievements. You can also find our contact details to arrange to visit, to sign up for our newsletter, or for more information.

What creates improvement?


Training and Events

  • Silver Quality Improvement Training Day
    May 23, 2018 - Leeds
  • Advanced Statistical Process Control Workshop
    May 10, 2018 - Leeds
  • Improving patient safety in the Emergency Department
    Apr 20, 2018 - Leeds
  • Achieving Behaviour Change for Patient Safety
    Apr 12, 2018 - Leeds
  • AphA & Improvement Academy Analyst Workshop
    Mar 21, 2018 - Leeds
  • Silver Quality Improvement Training Day
    Mar 20, 2018 - Leeds
  • Statistical Process Control: SPC in Healthcare
    Mar 12, 2018 - Leeds
  • Understanding and Reducing Variation in Healthcare
    Mar 08, 2018 - Leeds
  • Sign up for our newsletters


    Our Prospectus is available to download below: