A driver diagram is a quality improvement tool that helps to plan quality improvement project activities. It’s a useful tool to use with your team to help connect the aim of your work (on the left hand side) to all the things that you could test to change that would influence that aim (on the right hand side). These influencing factors are called ‘secondary drivers’ and can be used by you and your team to prioritise where to begin your improvement work.
You can download the national driver diagram for reducing pressure ulcers in care homes that was developed by the five participating HSCPs here.
If you would like to learn more about driver diagrams, and to download a blank version of a driver diagram, please visit this page on the QI zone in TURAS.