Introducing the Sweeney Community
20 July 2018
We’re introducing a new newsletter about our quality improvement work
Over the ten years since we started out at the Point of Care Foundation, we have been lucky to work with an extensive group of people and organisations interested in humanising healthcare – whether through participation in Schwartz rounds, or involvement in our quality improvement or patient experience work.
We’re calling it the Sweeney Community – in line with our Sweeney programme of work in quality improvement, and named after our late colleague and friend Kieran Sweeney. The community’s ‘founder members’ will be existing contacts with whom we have engaged in either Experience Based Co-design (EBCD) or Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC) projects – but we hope it will expand with time to include a wider network of people interested in patient-centred quality improvement. We’ll be sharing lessons from what we’re learning through our work, and hope to provide a platform for participants to publicise their work.
If you know people that you think would be interested in joining the community, then please send them a link to this form, which will enable them to sign up (and, importantly, provide the necessary consents for us to contact them under the new data protection regime). Signatories will join our newsletter distribution list and receive regular bulletins on Sweeney programme quality improvement work, toolkits, training and resources, and the lessons we are drawing from our work. They can also choose to find out more about our other work. The service is free and open to all.