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New opportunity for NHS Trusts to pilot learning and insights app

31 March 2021
UCLPartners is inviting up to four trusts from across the partnership to apply to pilot the ‘Bedside Learning Co-ordinator’ app, capturing insights from staff and rapidly feeding them back to leadership to enable change.

The “Bedside Learning Coordinator” (BLC), described in a recently published paper in BMJ Quality and Safety was designed to capture staff insights on patient care, workplace efficiency and staff well-being, so they could share what was and was not working, and rapidly feed these insights back to the leadership teams to implement actions as appropriate.

Over the past six months UCLPartners have been working with Telesoftas to develop a web-based app to streamline information sharing using the BLC model. Using the app BLCs can enter insights directly into a database, see if those insights have already been captured and actioned, and make it possible for leadership teams to implement changes and track progress.

Now, up to four trusts are invited to apply to pilot the app.

Dr Jenny Shand, UCLPartners Director and creator of the BLC model said: “Insights from front-line staff are vital for informing quality improvement. However, gathering these insights systematically can be a challenge. The Bedside Learning Coordinator model, when implemented as part of a wider learning health system, can enable front line teams and leaders to listen, learn and implement improvements for the benefit of staff, patients and their families”

The BLC app pilot will run over a 12-week period from May-July 2021.

Read more and find out how to apply.