03 May 2017 Report
Organising care at the NHS frontline
This report looks at the reality of caring for acutely ill medical patients at the NHS front line and asks how care in hospitals can be improved. It includes an essay by Jocelyn Cornwell, exploring how illness affects patients, inducing anxiety and fear, making us vulnerable and disturbing our normal ability to cope.
13 April 2017 Paper
Can staff be supported to deliver compassionate care through implementing Schwartz Rounds in community and mental health services?
Michelle Farr and Rhiannon Barker evaluate the implementation of Schwartz Rounds in three community and mental health settings. They investigate the impact of the Rounds in sites where they were successfully implemented, as well as barriers to attendance and implementation.
23 September 2016 Paper
Stress in NHS staff triggers defensive inward-focussing and an associated loss of connection with colleagues: this is reversed by Schwartz Rounds
This paper explores how Schwartz Rounds help to provide emotional support to healthcare staff, with such support indirectly improving patient care.
06 June 2016 Film
Schwartz Rounds: organisational case study
Staff at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explain how Schwartz Rounds have helped their organisation
07 April 2016 Point of Care publication
Schwartz information pack for smaller organisations
This downloadable information pack gives you all the details of the training and support package for smaller organisations looking to introduce Schwartz Rounds.
04 April 2016 Point of Care publication
EBCD: Experience-based co-design toolkit
The toolkit includes short videos from staff and patients involved in experience-based co-design (EBCD) projects to help bring to life the successes and intense rewards of running this type of improvement project.
01 March 2015
The Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation
This report was commissioned to look into the maternity and neonatal services in University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust between January 2004 and June 2013.
02 February 2015 Evidence
Reforming the culture of healthcare: the case for intelligent kindness
21 March 2012 Evidence
Do Schwartz Center Rounds work in English hospitals?
This article evaluates the pilot of Schwartz Rounds in two hospitals, showing that they are as effective in the UK as they are in the USA.
30 March 2000 Paper
Organisational culture and quality of health care
This paper explores the nature of organisational culture, particularly when applied to complex health systems.