Together Even When We Are Apart: MSK and Hand Therapy’s ‘WOD’ COVID Story

To view the Tweets embedded in this post, please use Google Chrome or Edge. Monday 23rd March 2019 was not your normal Monday. The surge of COVID-19 was imminent and we were converting all our patients to virtual sessions via Attend Anywhere and telephone clinics, as well as ensuring our outpatient teams were set up … More Together Even When We Are Apart: MSK and Hand Therapy’s ‘WOD’ COVID Story

QI and Sustainability

Last year, we asked Dr Peter Wilkinson to write a short blog on his reflections and his top 5 learning points following his participation in a one-week, in-person training course provided by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). As well as being an Improvement Coach, Dr Wilkinson is also an Ambassador for Health and Sustainability … More QI and Sustainability

Finding Inspiration

Next month the IHI/BMJ International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare takes place in Amsterdam and we are looking forward to joining a small delegation from ASPH and our local, partner organisations at the conference. These kind of forums are invaluable for sharing ideas, meeting like-minded colleagues from other organisations and finding inspiration. Last … More Finding Inspiration

The power of storytelling

A colleague shared this excellent blog with us recently.  It is by Shaun Maher, Principal Educator in the Quality Improvement Team at NHS Education for Scotland and is on the subject of the power of storytelling for improvement – https://www.careopinion.org.uk/blogposts/654/stories-the-original-data-for-improvement Shaun describes how our use of data in improvement is important and qualitative data can … More The power of storytelling

Small Acts of Kindness – A personal reflection

Following Harriet’s excellent blog for World Kindness Day in November, a few members of Team ASPH were involved in a conversation to see how we could indeed “start an epidemic” of kindness in our organisation and beyond. It was from here that the idea of a Kindness Advent Calendar was born. You can access the … More Small Acts of Kindness – A personal reflection