01 September 2020
Supporting senior leaders through Schwartz Rounds
Bev Fitzsimons writes about new findings on how executives experience Schwartz Rounds.
17 June 2020
We mustn’t silence patients and families in service design
We need to ensure patient experience is part of the conversation as we think about post-Covid services, writes Bev Fitzsimons.
01 May 2020
Why it matters that healthcare staff share their experiences, even in a crisis
Bev Fitzsimons reflects on stories from healthcare workers caring for patients and families during the Covid-19 crisis and discusses the need for staff to share their experiences now more than ever.
14 April 2020
Maintaining humanity in a time of crisis: the new normal
With several of our Sweeney projects on hold, Bev Fitzsimons writes about how a digital check in enabled some of our collaborative partners to continue to support one another - and provide a small dose of normality in strange times.
27 January 2020
How do we humanise integrated care?
Bev Fitzsimons considers the challenges and opportunities of working with Integrated Care Systems
20 July 2018
Introducing the Sweeney Community
We're introducing a new newsletter about our quality improvement work
24 May 2018
Dying matters: Living well to the very end
Our Head of Improvement Bev Fitzsimons wrote a blog for NHS England in support of Dying Matters Week (14-18 May) in which she described the work of our end-of-life care collaborative 'Living Well to the Very End'.
18 April 2018
Making healthcare more human: Patient perspectives
Bev Fitzsimons looks back at what we learned about patient experience at last month’s conference on ‘Making Healthcare More Human’.
05 December 2017
‘From a vision of patient engagement, to meaningful enactment’
'Often in healthcare we talk about the way in which staff interact with patients. But we talk much less about this being a reciprocal relationship between patients and staff, in which both bring value to the relationship'
05 May 2017
Transatlantic co-design: learning from each other
In this blog, Bev Fitzsimons recounts her trip to Toronto to run a training workshop for the Change Foundation's 'Changing Care' programme. As well as identifying shared challenges, she also considers how we can learn from one another.