What is the Improvement Academy?

The Improvement Academy is 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 within the Bradford Institute for Health Research, alongside the Yorkshire & 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.

What we do

Our work focuses on the following themes:

  • Tried and tested interventions
  • Spreading good ideas
  • Training and coaching
  • Leadership for improvement
  • Networks
  • Measurement for improvement



Find more about training courses, networks and projects here