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Collaborative healthcare remodelling through Sequential Simulation (SqS): a patient and front-line staff perspective

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Title: Collaborative healthcare remodelling through Sequential Simulation (SqS): a patient and front-line staff perspective
Authors: Weldon, S
Kneebone, R
Bello, F
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Background The Department of health funded an initiative to pioneer new approaches that would create a more integrated form of care. Local problem In order to receive funding, local Clinical Commissioning Groups were required to engage a range of stakeholders in a practical approach that generated the development of an integrated model of care. Intervention Two sequential simulation (SqS) workshops comprising 65 and 93 participants, respectively, were designed using real patient scenarios from the locality, covering areas of general practice, community health and adult social care. Workshops were attended by a diverse group of stakeholders. The first workshop addressed current care pathways and the second modelled ideal care pathways generated from the data obtained at the first workshop. Methods Discussions were captured through video recording, field-notes and pre and post questionnaires. Data was collated, transcribed and analysed through a combination of descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Results The questionnaires revealed that attendees strongly agreed that they had had an opportunity to contribute to all discussions and raise questions, concerns and ideas (100%). Pre and post knowledge of current and new models of care was vastly improved. The opportunity to share information and to network was valued, with the SqS approach seen as breaking professional barriers (100%). Conclusions Simulation can be used as a tool to engage stakeholders in designing integrated models of care. The systematic data collection from the diverse ideas generated also allows for a much-needed ‘ear’ to those providing the solutions, as well as a legitimate and balanced perspective.
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2016
Date of Acceptance: 24-May-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/33156
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000113
ISSN: 2056-6697
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Start Page: 78
End Page: 86
Journal / Book Title: BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning
Volume: 2
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2016, British Medical Journal Publishing Group
Sponsor/Funder: London Deanery
Wellcome Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Wellcome Trust
Health Education North West London
Funder's Grant Number: RDOTH
Publication Status: Published
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