Orthotics Quality Improvement Collaborative

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:

Name Role Organisation
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
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.

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