National Institute for Health Research
Collaboration for Leadership in
Applied Health Research and Care –

Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire
The University of Nottingham
  
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CLAHRC-NDL are encouraging a 'big conversation' on nursing

Improving care quality: A big conversation

This is an edited extract of a subscription only Nursing Times article by Maggie Boyd, executive director of clinical quality and nursing at NHS Derbyshire Cluster and Bridget Roe, doctoral researcher at CLAHRC-NDL

In light of a number of recent reports highlighting poor nursing care, NHS Derbyshire Cluster health community held a Big Conversation on Care to discuss this issue and how it affects patient experience.

The event drew seventy delegates from care homes, hospitals, mental health and learning disabilities units, and clinical commissioning groups, and was opened by independent adviser Elizabeth Fradd, who discussed balancing professional and corporate responsibilities to deliver best practice.

CLAHRC-NDL compiled a report on the day, in which we noted: “The overriding result was one of inspiration through being heard, having honest, genuine and open dialogue and positively engaging with like-minded people. The event gave many the confidence to try to take things forward and influence others, and there was a sense of the event being an opportunity that gave hope for the future.”

The next step is to set up a stakeholder board, or 'nursing cabinet', that will oversee work to improve “care through the patients’ eyes”. 

To find out more see our report on the day’s findings

Posted on Wednesday 9th May 2012

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