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Core Dimension 5- Quality

This dimensions relates to the maintaining high quality in all areas of work and practice, including the important aspect of effective team working. Quality can be supported using a range of different approaches including; codes of conduct and practice, evidence-based practice, guidelines, legislation, protocols, procedures, policies, standards and systems. This dimension supports the governance function in organisations - clinical, corporate, financial, information, staff etc.

Flying Start NHS® development programme and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework are closely linked, as they both focus on developing and applying skills in the workplace. The relationship between them allows practitioners to develop a single portfolio of evidence of their developing competence and capability. It acts as a framework and set of resources to work towards the NHS KSF Foundation gateway review, it does not guarantee progression, as this decision is based upon application of the learning to the workplace setting.