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Point of Care Foundation selected as partner in Alder Hey transformation programme

23 December 2019

The Point of Care Foundation is to provide organisation-wide training in patient-centred quality improvement in a transformation project at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

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We are pleased to announce that the Point of Care Foundation has been appointed to provide a large-scale training programme in quality improvement techniques that focus on children’s and families’ experiences of care, for staff at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. 

The Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust in Liverpool is working to make child and family centred quality improvement integral to everything they do. An ambitious programme called ‘Inspiring Quality’ is being developed to help shape the culture of the organisation to prioritise patient-centred quality improvement and safety. 

The Point of Care Foundation will provide training in our Sweeney programme methodologies to give staff the tools and techniques to look at services through the eyes of the children and families in their care, and to implement change. We will also embed these approaches in the organisation by helping to develop an in-house quality improvement faculty.

Bev Fitzsimons, Point of Care Foundation’s Head of Improvement, said: “We’re looking forward to working collaboratively with the Trust and other partners in the Inspiring Quality initiative to make patient-centred quality improvement ‘business as usual’ at Alder Hey. Our approaches are relational – we are interested in the relationships between staff members and between staff, patients and families, that underpin high quality services. We think this work will have a big impact on staff wellbeing as well as service quality, because the two are inextricably linked.”

Work on the project will start in 2020