In January 2019, four projects were chosen by the HSC system for concerted effort relating to exploring and scaling up best practice. The four projects are featured on the next few pages.

Input from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) enhanced our methodological rigour in scaling up and aligning the vital attributes, including leadership understanding and support, that is required to develop these projects.

Significant progress made pre-covid

Whilst the HSCQI Regional scale up projects are in different developmental phases, significant activity in improving understanding of these challenges, testing prototypes and improving our learning system around these important areas of work continued into early 2020.

The Safer Connections for children logo was developed to brand that work and the IHI met with the group and also with the Towards Zero Suicide Safety Planning Group to review the encouraging progress to date.