Communities of practice

A community of practice (CoP) shares a specific interest that becomes a source of identification. This identity creates a sense of commitment to the community as a whole, not merely connections to a few linking nodes.

A CoP is about creating a ‘doing and learning environment’ for a network of individuals with common problems or interests who get together to:

  • Explore ways of working
  • Identify common solutions
  • Share good practice and ideas
  • Learn

Typically they pool resources related to a specific area of knowledge to support more efficient and more effective practices.

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Communities of Practice

This resource is from the NHS Scotland Quality Improvement HUB

On this website you will find quality improvement topics, tools, case studies, news, current awareness bulletins, and access to the evidence base provided via Evidence into Practice and Health Improvement Evidence.

The Quality Improvement Hub website provides a range of resources to support organisations to improve the quality of healthcare. These Quality Improvement topics cover a range of subjects that are relevant to delivering quality improvement.