Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust: Leeds Hospital’s Partner Programme - Powering Improvement with Patients and Public

The project successfully tested the involvement of members of the public in quality improvement work. We aimed to understand whether our conversations changed for the better, in particular the options proposed for change and decisions made. We recruited people who could say ‘this sounds great, but it would be even better if”.

We tested different approaches to attract partners, learning what information and support they needed and how we could create the conditions for a meaningful contribution to be made. The success of embedding the first cohort led on to a second recruitment, with all QI collaboratives now having at least one partner.

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