Kitty Fund in the North West Coast generates over 340 participants
Blog posted by: Karla Rimaitis, 17 February 2020.
In May 2019, I was appointed as new Q Partner for the Q community in the North West Coast. I was excited to continue with the great work that had been completed through our large quarterly education events that focused on building capacity for quality improvement. However, after a dismal attendance rate of the last Q event, it was clear that we (myself and the community) needed to rethink this convening strategy. Why weren’t staff able to get to these sessions? How could we best support staff and give the support they need to improve their work?
Through feedback from the North West Coast Q community and valuable conversations on the Community of Practice Leadership Programme we came up with a “kitty fund” solution. The Kitty Fund, which launched in November 2019, offered the opportunity for members to apply for £200 seed money to help grow and support their quality improvement work and start up meaningful and specialised meetings that were more likely to be attended by front line staff.
The Kitty Fund so far has been well received with 8 successful applications that cover a wide range of disciplines such as Cancer Care Education, Autism in Adults, Maternity, Palliative Care, Digital health in AHP and Stroke, Patient Flow and Volunteering and collectively the events due to take place before March will enable participation from over 340 contributors.
Latest News from
Boost for mental health support at GP practices in Lancashire and South Cumbria11/05/2021 14:10:00
Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria have access to more help from their GP practice thanks to an expansion in specialist staff.
Excellence awards will recognise ‘above and beyond’ support to NHS23/04/2021 08:05:00
An awards event has been launched that will honour suppliers who have helped the NHS deliver great patient care.
Culture Camp: Learning to live with friction and discomfort08/04/2021 09:15:00
COVID-19 has impacted on how we live and work and so we ask: ‘What do we need to do now to create the culture in our organisations and across our systems that keeps people resilient, connected, and innovative?’
NHS Innovation Accelerator backs autism support system31/03/2021 15:25:00
A digital self-management system for autistic people and those with other neurological differences has been selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).
New Clinical Director for Innovation Agency02/02/2021 09:10:00
The Innovation Agency has appointed Andrew Cooper as Clinical Director, three years after he joined the organisation as Associate Director of Patient Safety.
Help for businesses to ‘excel in health’08/01/2021 09:10:00
A series of workshops is on offer to North West Coast businesses with products aimed at health and care organisations.
Applications open for Pathway Tranformation Fund22/12/2020 11:05:00
Applications for phase three of the Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF) will open from Monday 4 January.
Cheshire inventors receive health tech funding for innovative foot blister prevention pad03/12/2020 09:10:00
The Cheshire-based inventors of a ground-breaking blister prevention pad have received £10,000 funding to further develop their technology in the NHS.