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Final learning session for the trauma rehabilitation collaborative

National Trauma Network
03 June 2022

A selection of the teams’ storyboards presented on the day

Nine teams attended the trauma rehabilitation collaborative’s fourth and final learning session on 10 May 2022. The collaborative is part of the major trauma quality improvement programme. This session was initially scheduled for March 2022, but COVID-19 restrictions meant it was first delayed and then held virtually. The teams missed the in-person collaboration but enjoyed the opportunity to share their work and hear how others were progressing.

This learning session focussed on the tools and resources the teams could use to communicate and spread their change initiatives. The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) faculty ran interactive workshops about creating an elevator pitch, sustaining and spreading change and developing a communications plan. Teams presented the elevator pitch they had developed earlier that day to the wider group. They also presented their storyboard summaries to share their project’s progress, key successes and challenges.

Many of the teams faced significant barriers when completing their projects because of COVID-19-related staff redeployment, high clinical pressures and/or workforce capacity.  Despite these challenges, teams worked persistently to implement change ideas that are improving efficiency in trauma rehabilitation and are likely to improve patient outcomes.

To close the learning session, Ian Civil, National Trauma Network Clinical Director, and Gillian Bohm, Chief Advisor Quality and Safety at the Commission, presented certificates to each team. Ian and Gillian acknowledged the teams’ dedication and achievements in implementing change during a year that presented many unexpected challenges.

We look forward to seeing the teams’ final storyboards when the trauma rehabilitation collaborative ends in June 2022. The Commission team will be publishing a change package to showcase the teams’ improvement initiatives and provide a resource for other organisations wishing to implement similar initiatives in their own clinical area.