RESOURCES 

Here you will find all the resources you need to carry out a SusQI project.

Please see our Licensing page to find out how to credit CSH when using our resources. 

Click here if you would like to receive further training on the SusQI approach, or contact us here

 

What is SusQI?

The SusQI Framework 
This paper by Mortimer et al sets out the SusQI Framework in detail


The Triple Bottom Line
Here, CSH explains the concept of triple bottom line analysis

Principles of Sustainable Healthcare 
This paper by Frances Mortimer sets out the CSH principles of sustainable healthcare

Sustainability in quality improvement: measuring impact
This paper by Mortimer et al  using cases studies to discuss how different varaibles of sustainable value may be measured in practice 

Step-by-step Guide 

Study the System 
 

Value process mapping overview
This guide will help you to design your own value process map

Examples of value process maps in various clinical settings:


Scanning for Waste 

Here you will find a scanning-for-waste resource use table blank for your use. This will help you identify the types of waste which might be occurring in your department or system.

Recognising Resource Use 

Here you will find a recognising resource use table blank for your use. This will help you identify waste hotspots that could be the target for your improvement idea

Scanning for Social Impact
Here you will find a scanning for social impacts table blank for your use. This will help you to identify the negative and positive social impacts on different groups of your current system and your proposed intervention idea. 

Scanning for Social Determinants 
Here you will find a scanning for social determinants table blank for your use. This will help you identify the socially-determined roots causes for a problem, that might enable you to target interventions to prevent these problems occurring. 

Design Improvement

Driver Diagram template
This diver diagram is blank for your use and can be filled in to help you think about potential change ideas in your setting

Examples of Driver Diagrams in various clinical settings:

Measure the Impact 

Environmental outcomes: carbon footprinting for healthcare 
This document will show you how to work out a carbon footprint of a service, system or pathway using updated greenhouse gas  emission factors 


Measuring environmental impacts
This table will help you to organise how you measure the environmental impacts of your system and improvement idea

Note: The Scanning for Social Impacts table from the Study the System section above can be used after designing or implementing your intervention. This will help you to understand if you have have had an overall increase or decrease in negative social impacts and for which group.

Reporting Templates

SusQI Project Report: Use this template if you have followed SusQI methodology for your project. 


Case Study Report Template: Use this template for all other sustainable healthcare projects.


Poster Template: This provides a structure for presenting your project at a conference or meeting