Executive Blog: Our Big Book of Best Practice
This week, Dr Anushta Sivananthan writes.
It is with great delight and anticipation that I can now formally invite submissions for our Big Book of Best Practice 2016/17.
Over the past few years, the Big Book of Best Practice has been a hugely successful tool for sharing knowledge and improvement ideas, driving collaboration and showcasing some of the great work we do to ensure positive outcomes for those accessing our services.
Last year, the number of entries we received for the Big Book almost doubled compared with the year before,. This shows just how much progress we’ve made recently to embed quality improvement and sharing learning into the forefront of our thinking.
CWP staff have always done fantastic work which we should be be proud of, but ensuring that we learn from each other’s successes and challenges – not just our own to improve the care we provide takes a collective effort. This is what our Zero Harm campaign is all about, and it’s an area that, over the past few years, CWP has truly embraced.
This year’s Big Book is yet another opportunity for us to show our stakeholders what we’re all about, and for our services and the wider healthcare community to discover new, improved and innovative ways of working. If you are a member of staff and have achieved particularly positive outcomes for those within your service, I’d really encourage you to submit an entry. Who knows how many other people could learn and benefit from your success?
Hopefully you were able to join us at our fabulous Best Practice launch event in Chester last year, where we welcomed over 200 staff, service users, partners and other stakeholders to meet the services that were featured in 2015’s Big Book.
This year, I’m delighted to reveal that we will again be launching the book with an event - this time at the Floral Pavilion Theatre in Wirral, on 22 September 2016. The event will coincide with our Annual Members’ Meeting, so save the date! And please keep an eye out for further information that will be announced over the coming months, because I’m looking forward to many of you joining us on the day.
Dr Anushta Sivananthan