So where’s the best place to go when someone contacts you and is looking for information to support a service transformation project? Or if you’re starting to think about supporting your local Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP)?
I’m guessing Google isn’t the starting point. But I’m also wondering whether a routine HDAS search is the only option either. The number of potentially useful resources seems to be multiplying. Here are just a couple that I’m aware of:
The NHS Academy of Fabulous Stuff site – http://www.fabnhsstuff.net/search-fab-stuff/
NHS England Learning Environment – https://www.learnenv.england.nhs.uk/
Not everything, probably not even the majority of the projects/service changes/initiatives mentioned in these resources has been or ever will be written up in the professional literature, or there may be a lengthy time lag before they are. And not everything will be state-of-the-art best practice or subject to rigorous evidence-based evaluation criteria all the time. But what they are is real world examples of healthcare staff trying to change things for the better, with people on the end of them who can be contacted for a follow up conversation.
So what do you think? Worth checking out? Or just more racket in an already deafeningly noisy system? And have you got any examples to share?
Contracts & Quality Manager
Health Education England working across the East Midlands