Recent healthcare scandals including mid-Staffs and the Bawa-Garba case have highlighted the importance of health workers being able to reflect and learn from mistakes. Our Sweeney Programme, which supports quality improvement, puts the patient at the centre of care and requires care teams to open themselves up to being challenged on how they work, by learning about the experience of their care from the point of view of patients.
Transparency and openness
because healthcare must use mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve, rather than blame or punish
Latest news and blogs
Blog 18 December 2019
Implementing online patient feedback in a ‘special measures’ healthcare organisation
A recent evaluation looked at how an acute hospital trust placed into special measures implemented online patient feedback. Its author shares some of her findings.
Blog 23 September 2019
How can we ensure there are no limits to the scope of compassion?
Our Programmes Manager Farhana Nargis reflects on the issue of diversity in our work as we seek to have an impact across organisations and to help build inclusive cultures.
News story 12 September 2018
Our response to new guidance on reflective practice
We consider 'The Reflective Practitioner', issued to doctors and medical students by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council.