Jun 102015
 
Stephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris

Here we have a blog written by Stephanie Morris, student Adult Nurse at Bangor University about why she is proud to be part of the 1000 Lives Improvement Student and Educator Community. Have you got thoughts to add? Leave them in the comments below after reading this post.

Where it all began…

#HelloMyNameIsSteph and I am studying Adult Nursing at Bangor University. I became familiar with 1000 Lives Improvement following a teaching session at our university in one of our first modules on quality improvement. Soon after, we were lucky to attend the 1000 Lives Improvement National Learning Event at Llandudno. The day brought a wealth of knowledge on prudent healthcare and we met and listened to an inspirational talk by Dr Kate Granger. Learning about the #HelloMyNameIs campaign, I became instantly compelled to learn more about quality improvement and to take what I had learned into my practice as a student nurse. It wasn’t long before I learned about the 1000 Lives Improvement student chapters through our lecturer Angela Williams. Me and my fellow students were keen to get involved, so we re-established the chapter in 2014.

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Feb 182015
 
Victoria Evans-Park

Victoria Evans-Park

In January, we invited healthcare students across Wales to consider what it’s really like to be a patient in NHS Wales as part of our ‘a day in the life of a patient’ photo competition. We asked them to put themselves in the shoes of a patient for a day and send us their pictures that promoted empathy, compassion, dignity, respect and person-centred care – and gave us a snapshot of what it’s like to be a patient across the service in Wales. Read more about it in my blog back in January.

I’m delighted to be able to announce our winner in this blog, who has won a place at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in London, taking place later this year in April.

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Jan 132015
 
Victoria Evans-Park

Victoria Evans-Park

It’s amazing how a picture can capture and tell a story, which is why we are asking for photos to contribute to our ‘A day in the life of a patient’ photo competition. I’m eager to see the stories being told by healthcare students across Wales as they take part.

We are inviting healthcare students across Wales to join in and pick up their smart phones, tablets and cameras between 17 and 24 January 2015 to take a snapshot from a patient’s point of view.

If you’re a healthcare student, we would love you to get involved and use your imagination and creativity to convey what a day in the life a patient looks like; it could be anything from the view from a hospital bed, to what your patient would see on their way in or way out of an appointment – it’s completely up to you what you want to show us – the more creative the better!

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Dec 312014
 
Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper

Over the last year, members of the 1000 Lives Improvement team – along with guest bloggers – have been sharing their reflections and views on a wide range of subjects related to improving healthcare.

If you’ve joined us over the last twelve months, you’ll have read posts exploring how primary care is delivered in Alaska, found out about the impressive work celebrated at this year’s NHS Wales Awards and discovered that Mr Potato Head can teach you more about PDSA cycles than you thought possible.

As 2014 draws to a close, we thought we’d share with you the top five most read posts of the year – and give you the opportunity to catch up on any you may have missed!

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