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Quality Improvement Knowledge and Evidence Service

Understanding knowledge and evidence in your project area helps you to validate the problem you are trying to solve, avoid duplication and spread learning through knowledge.

Working in collaboration with the wider knowledge and library service, we offer evidence searching to support your improvement project across the organisation and wider Somerset system. We strive to embed knowledge and evidence into policy and strategy in line with the Quadruple Aim.


We can help you by

Check out the monthly QI Evidence Update, available on the NHS Academy of Fabulous Stuff

  • The Evidence for QI (E4QI) evidence update was a recent FAB award winner (2023)
  • The embedded Quality Improvement Knowledge and Evidence Specialist role was Highly Commended in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards- NHS Support Service Initiative of the Year


  • The format that returned was user friendly with signposting to further reading. I would highly recommend the service to others and will use going forward when appropriate.
  • My experience with the search was great, excellent communication and a really thorough search.
  • I always recommend this service to colleagues, it is invaluable in gathering objective information to inform and support my work, particularly where we are looking to change practice or launch a new area of work
  • It does save time and gives a sense of assurance that there isn’t information missing.