This toolkit is designed to help junior doctors build, sustain and run their own local leadership and engagement structures. It includes a number of case studies which showcase good practice from across the country as well as some practical guides to help with the day-to-day management of these groups. The toolkit also summarises the relevant academic literature and explains how different local leadership structures relate to existing contractual requirements.
Case study looking at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s approach to quality improvement.
Part of our series focusing on staff involvement for quality improvement, the case study looks at how Ashford and St Peter’s has used innovative staff involvement techniques to help all staff improve quality of patient care. Beginning as an initiative solely for medical staff engagement, it has now been adopted across the organisation.
NHS Employers has published Making it better: staff engagement for quality improvement. This case study highlights work that the Sheffield Teaching Hospital has undertaken on staff engagement as part of its programme of quality improvement, such as the collaborative development of the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy, Listening into Action groups and the creation of trust values. The case study also highlights the benefits the organisation has seen as part of its ‘Making it Better’ transformation programme.
This case study looks at how Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has significantly improved their staff engagement levels using new and innovative methods. Through engaging with staff to understand more about how they are feeling at work, engagement levels have improved from the 2015 score of 3.71 to 3.8 in 2016, which was the largest year-on-year increase of all acute trusts in London.
This shared learning example describes how Lisa Smith, Freedom to Speak Up guardian in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has engaged with multiple sites to help foster a positive, safe culture of speaking up.
With one of the largest NHS geographies in the UK, find out more about the methods being used by Lisa at York to promote awareness of raising concerns, including attending flu clinics to reach out to as many staff as possible.
This briefing aims to help managers and leaders understand more about how involving staff with quality improvement initiatives can have a significant impact on staff engagement levels.
Involving staff in quality improvement decision-making, planning and delivery has always been a good idea. However, at a time of unprecedented pressures and financial challenges it is an issue of the highest importance.
This new briefing explores the benefits, approaches and working examples of how organisations are involving staff with their quality improvement activities.
Read more about staff engagement initiatives across the NHS here.