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Cumbrian health and care training collaborative shortlisted for national award

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Cumbrian health and care training collaborative shortlisted for national award

Posted on Monday 5th March 2018

The North Cumbria Health and Care System’s training, improvement and organisational development provider has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The Cumbrian Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) will find out in June if it has won an HSJ Value Award 2018.

The project which has been nominated for its work supporting our developing health and care system with a focus on value - that means seeing everything through the eyes of the patients and service users, reducing waste and inefficiencies. It has been shortlisted in the training and development section.

Stephen Singleton, director of CLIC said: “There is a real focus on our health and care providers and commissioners working much more closely than ever before here in north Cumbria and this project has involved people from the different organisations working together to make a real difference for patients, service users, carers and frontline staff.  We have seen change and improvement in general practice, on the wards, in care homes and in many other community services, in headquarters functions and amongst our staff, from the front line to the board room.

“The HSJ Value Awards are well respected and we were told this year they had seen a staggering increase in entries.

“To get this far is great a real credit to the hard work of everyone involved.”

The work includes Rapid Process Improvement Workshops which release frontline staff from daily activities so they can focus on making improvements. It involves patient representatives and has resulted in substantial numbers of hours saved which are refocused on patient care.

There is more information here about the workshop at A+E at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiIaxaxwp2M|

Sue Gallagher is a patient representative who has been involved with RPIW sessions. She said: “It’s been such a positive experience for me and I hope other people can get involved and help support our NHS teams to make such significant changes – it is a real education.

“You hear people say that change happens only from the top down – this is not what I have seen. The teams in a department or on the ward identify changes they want to make to see how they can improve a patient journey and give them more time with their patients, and then they work to make those changes happen.

“It has been a real privilege for me to share their work space and their discussions, have my thoughts and ideas welcomed, and see changes brought about.”

The CLIC team will meet the judging panel in April to give a 10 minute presentation and then spend 15 minutes answering questions.

The awards ceremony will be held in Manchester on June 7.

Notes to Editors

The North Cumbria Health and Care System is made up of health and care commissioners and providers. Partners include Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England, NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, NHS Improvement, North West Ambulance Service, primary care and third sector organisations. CLIC works with staff from all organisations and teams involved.

Here is a link to a film about the impact of an RPIW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiIaxaxwp2M|

Posted on Monday 5th March 2018


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