About the Programme
University of Worcester Independent Three Year Evaluation Patients First Programme
Evaluation of Year 1
Evaluation of Year 2
Evaluation of Year 3
Applications for Year 5 have now closed.
The next round of applications will be open in autumn 2014. In the meantime, we would encouage nurses, midwives and health visitors to start planning early for their application. Patients First offers teams a fantastic opportunity to show how nurses are leading innovation and championing person-centred care.
Patients First is FoNS’ partnership programme with the Burdett Trust for Nursing. It enables clinically based nurses, midwives and health visitors to lead innovation that will develop nursing and healthcare practice to advance and improve patient care in any healthcare setting across the UK. Since 2009 we have supported 49 teams.
The Patients First Programme provides support and facilitation to help teams to develop, implement and evaluate locally focused innovations that improve patient care in any healthcare setting across the UK.
Over a period of 12-18 months, the Patients First Programme provides:
- A programme of 5 workshops of support and development that bring together the nurse-led teams to explore and enable effective strategies for developing and changing practice and provide opportunities for networking and sharing
- Facilitation in the workplace to enable the development of knowledge and skills in leading and facilitating sustainable changes in practice and improvements in care
- Access to practice development tools and resources
- Advice on developing effective project plans/proposals
- Encouragement to identify and make links with people who may be able to offer support locally
- Help to keep a central focus on the patient and/or service users and the issues that matter to them the most
- Peer mentorship linking up team leaders with those who have completed similar initiatives
- Support with publishing and active dissemination
- Bursary of up to £5000
Who can apply?
Any clinically based nurses and nurse-led teams (inlcuding health visitors, midwives and mental health nurses) who have identified with patients an aspect of care that needs to be improved and who can demonstrate a commitment to:
- Using a variety of approaches to inform and evaluate the development of practice leading to sustainable improvements in care
- Working in ways that enable the inclusion and participation of patients and other key stakeholders in all aspects of the project
- Using a collaborative and systematic approach to development and improvement
For more information, please email email@example.com
Innovations in practice
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