SMART aims

Watch our short QI Bitesize animation to find out more about setting a SMART aim. Learn what a SMART aim is.

SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound – and SMART aims can be used to provide a structured approach to developing and designing a work plan.

Write an aims statement of what you want to achieve from your quality improvement project including the timeframe. This
will help you to be clear about what your project is and what you want to achieve.