About BMJ Quality Improvement Reports

Aims and scope

BMJ Quality Improvement Reports is an online-only, open access journal that aims to be "open" in many ways: open access (free access for all readers), open peer review (unblinded peer review) and open data (data sharing is encouraged). The goal is to ensure maximum transparency and maximum impact on quality improvement and patient care. As an open access journal, articles accepted for publication will attract an article processing charge (APC). Click here for details of BMJ Quality's Open Access Policy.

The journal is dedicated to publishing high quality, peer reviewed healthcare improvement work. Articles covering original research, local, national and international QI projects, value-based healthcare improvement initiatives and educational improvement work are all considered. Find a full list of all the article types we publish here.

BMJ Quality Improvement Reports aims to operate a fast submission and review process with continuous publication online, to ensure timely, up-to-date knowledge is available worldwide. The journal adheres to a rigorous and transparent peer review process and papers are considered on the basis of methodological soundness rather than priority or novelty.

Editorial Board


Cat Chatfield


Janet O’Flaherty

BMJ Quality editorial advisory board

Mr Aidan Fowler
Aidan Fowler is director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and Director of the 1000 Lives Improvement Service for Public Health Wales. He was a consultant colorectal surgeon in Gloucestershire for ten years before entering the NHS Leadership Academy Fast Track Executive Training Programme last year. Aidan then worked as an executive at University Hospitals Bristol, trained as an improvement adviser with the IHI in Boston and was IA to the South West Safer Patient Programme. He currently works as faculty with the IHI particularly in the peri-operative safety domain. He has also been trained in change management with the old NHS Institute and Human Factors, again particularly in theatres.

Dr Jo Inge Myhre
Jo Inge Myhre, MD qualified from the University of Oslo Medical School in 2012 and Foundation School in 2014. He graduated from the Institute of Healthcare's Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program in 2013 and is currently combining clinical work in internal medicine with work in health service improvement and safety.

Dr Paresh Dawda
Paresh is a GP, medical director of a network of large integrated health centres in Canberra, visiting fellow at the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (ANU) and at Keele Univeristy (UK), and implementation adviser to Australian Capital Territory’s Medicare Local.

Dr Rob Bethune
Rob is a surgical consultant in the Severn Deanery. He was a founding board member of The Network, an online social media site for healthcare professionals wanting to share their learning and connect with other quality improvers around the work. He has been involved in a region wide programme facilitating junior doctors to run quality improvement projects.

Dr Jen Perry
Jen is a psychiatry registrar at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She was previously clinical lead for BMJ Quality.



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