New Orthotics Quality Improvement Collaborative Launched Today
Following our continued campaigning and pressure from within the Orthotics profession, today saw the launch of the Orthotics Improvement Collaborative. This is a 14-month project funded by NHS England and delivered by NHS Improvement. The project aims to improve the experience and outcomes of service users. A project team has been set up with the following people in the core group:
|Joanne Fillingham||Joint Chair, Project Co-Sponsor||NHS Improvement|
|Neil Churchill||Project Co-Sponsor and Subject matter expert: patient experience||NHS England|
|Caroline Poole||Joint Chair, Senior Responsible Officer||NHS Improvement|
|Rebecca Loo||Subject matter expert: Co-production||The Orthotics Campaign|
|Claire Marshall||Subject matter expert: patient experience||NHS England|
|Matt Frederick||Subject matter expert: operational delivery||Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust|
|TO BE IDENTIFIED||Commissioning Adviser||TO BE IDENTIFIED|
|Richard Wilson||Subject matter expert: Data||NHS Improvement|
|Marie Couturier||Data Adviser||South, Central & West Commissioning Support Unit|
|Stephanie Gates||Project Support Officer||NHS Improvement|
|Nina Pearson||Project Support Officer||NHS Improvement|
This project will see NHS Orthotics Services invited to participate the project, which is supported by a series of improvement events to empower service providers with improvement and development tools. Clinical teams shall gather simple data about their service, identify areas for improvement and make plans to address them using the tools taught by NHS Improvement. This is a great opportunity for service leads and clinicians to drive forward their ambitions for quality, boost their CVs and raise the profile of their services to their Trusts. Information and invitations shall be cascaded to services via NOMaG. There are limited places on the collaborative so get in early for this fabulous career opportunity.
You can search Twitter for the Hashtag #QualityOrthotics to follow and contribute to the unfolding conversation.