The Patient Experience

A passion to improve the patient experience making it more professional, responsive and caring is being actively pursued by Trusts.   The challenge lies in how you engender a culture that embraces this aim and reinforces Trust Values, winning hearts and minds. Building on the Quality Standards in patient care, we have worked with several hospital Trusts to translate this vision into practical and achievable outcomes.

Patient Experience

By providing a window into the patient experience, through powerful scenarios and patient stories we explore a raft of issues around personal and team responsibility in relation to the patient experience and journey.

Encouraging personal responsibility for standards of behaviour and positive communication are seen as vital ingredients to achieving a high quality service to patients and relatives. Our programme is designed  to address key recommendations from the NICE consultative recommendations.

 

 

 

Example outcomes

  • Energise staff to strive for excellent patient-centred care
  • Strengthen awareness of the needs of different patients
  • Explore the impact of language and behaviour on colleagues, patients and relatives
  • Promote acceptable behaviour standards
  • Manage expectations, complaints and difficult behaviours
  • Challenge personal pre-conceptions and deal with difficult situations
  • Examine how organisational values promote a ‘patient centred’ culture
  • Develop a personal action plan to bring about change in the workplace

Our approach

We have developed a suite of programmes inspired by the need to explore essential standards of quality care and enhance the patient experience for:

  • Nursing staff
  • Front line staff (administrators/receptions)
  • Multi-disciplinary groups

Having worked with over 45 NHS Trusts since 1998, we have developed a track record and reputation for designing and delivering training programmes that are robust, valuable and fit for purpose.

Our programmes include:

  • The Essence of Caring
  • Improving the Patient Experience
  • Living the Values
  • Introducing Bullying and Harassment Contact Officers
Whittingham Health 2
  • King's College Hospital

    Improving the patient experience – living our values

    Following the programme, positive impact reflected by the Trust achieving its highest ever score in its How Are We Doing (HRWD) survey of King’s patients. 95% of delegates sampled said they would recommend the training,

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    Accessing Mental Health Services

    Interactive behavioural training including a bespoke DVD. Emphasis on empathy, promoting understanding about the diversity of service user’s needs in Lincolnshire, focusing specifically on the BME community and access to psychological healthcare.

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    Caring for You Campaign

    Using issues raised by medics, midwives, HOM’s and families, the program focussed on raising awareness of what constitutes unprofessional behaviour and the importance of challenging it in order to promote a cohesive and respectful workplace environment.

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Excellent event (Achieving excellence in patient care), loved the forum theatre a great way to learn.”

Head Nurse Patient Experience and Quality, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust