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UCLPartners receives Q Community grant to grow Bedside Learning Co-ordinator Community of Practice

10 August 2021
Grant from the Q Community awarded as part of the Supporting Local Learning funding programme.

UCLPartners have been awarded a grant by the Q Community, a connected community working together to improve health and care quality across the UK and Ireland, to help support the adoption of the Bedside Learning Co-ordinator role in hospitals across our region.

The £20,000 grant has been awarded as part of Q’s “Supporting local learning funding programme” to encourage a way of working that celebrates innovation and the exchange and spread of insights through strengthening the design of structured learning in the health and care sector.

We will use the grant to strengthen the Bedside Learning Co-ordinator Community of Practice, managed by Improvement Projects Manager Emma Mordaunt and Network Development Lead Sophie Bulmer, and help to co-produce resources to share learning with sites implementing the role.

The Bedside Learning Co-ordinator role was created at the NHS Nightingale Hospital London to capture staff insights into what was and was not working. These insights were rapidly fed back to the leadership teams to review and respond, as part of a learning health system. To support the introduction of this role in hospitals and other health settings UCLPartners has created a Community of Practice to help share experiences and learning.

Dr Jenny Shand, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, UCLPartners said: “The Bedside Learning Co-ordinator can play a critical role within a learning health system to gather insights from the frontline to improve patient care, workplace efficiency, and staff well-being. We’re delighted to see the interest in our partners to explore use of this role in their organisations and very grateful to the Q Community for support to help strengthen our Community of Practice, to share experiences and learning as people progress and evolve the model.”

The Bedside Learning Co-ordinator is part of our wider programme of work to support healthcare organisations adopt a learning health system approach to improve how services are delivered.

Read more about our Bedside Learning Co-ordinator Community of Practice.

For more information please contact Emma Mordaunt: