Due to unprecedented demand, the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (WMPSC) has released extra spaces for the Learning from Excellence (LfE) event in November. Up to 90 free places have been made available.
Taking place at The Vox Conference Centre at Birmingham's NEC on 16 November, the event will enable attendees to share their experiences of LfE, connect with fellow members from the LfE community, help co-create the future of LfE and learn about the programme's application in safety and quality improvement.
Speakers at the event will include the LfE team; Appreciating People; Suzette Woodward, Campaign Director for NHS Sign up to Safety; Chris Turner, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; and Andy Bradley, Founding Director at Frameworks 4 Changes.
Since 2014, dedicated staff in Birmingham Women's and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have been using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as the method for the LfE programme, and the WMPSC had such good reports of their work and such interest from its members that a decision was taken to support its rollout across the region.
The project, led by Adrian Plunkett, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Emma Plunkett, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, aims to capture and study peer reporting excellence in healthcare.
The LfE initiative believes that by studying excellence in healthcare can create new opportunities for learning and improving team resilience.
Both at the Birmingham Women's and Children’s and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trusts, the project has been established to identify, appreciate, study and learn from episodes of excellence in frontline healthcare. Other health organisations in the region are also beginning to adopt LfE in their work of practice.
The WMPSC would love to hear about your experience of using LfE or AI in your practice. Tell your story here and send in your abstracts by 11 September.
For more information about the event and to register your place, click here.