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Director of psychological services NHS Borders

Caroline Cochrane

NHS Borders

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Member's groups

  • Coaching Improvement

    This group’s aim is to support Q members and organisations to embed a coaching model and approach to quality improvement at a local level.

    Improvement coaches are a crucial component of the dosing model, […]

  • Power of Storytelling in Health

    This group is convened by Lesley Goodburn.

    This a group to explore the use of storytelling in healthcare looking at the use of stories in improvement as well as therapeutic interventions. The group will look […]

  • Primary Care

    This group is open to anyone working in or interested in primary care. It is convened by Rammya Mathew, who is a London based GP with an interest in quality improvement. This group is a learning space – it’s not […]

  • Digital

    Digital is about opening up new challenges and opportunities for quality improvement; bringing analytics and methods into improvement settings and improvement methodology into digital projects. This group has been […]

  • Process Visualisation in the NHS

    This SIG will look at identifying and documenting, in flow chart format, process management in the NHS, both clinical and administrative processes are addressed. The structure of the Process Visualization set will […]

  • Quality Management in Healthcare

    There is now a growing interest in Quality Management in healthcare.  This Special Interest Group will help those interested in learning about or implementing a Quality Management System (QMS).

    In Quality […]

  • Organisational Resilience & Safety-II

    We strive to provide high quality, safe care whilst operating in a complex environment, facing considerable uncertainty on a daily basis. The degree of volatility, complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity is […]

  • Complexity Approaches to support Quality Improvement

    This group will consider the impact of emerging theories around complex systems – such as complex responsive processes, Dialogic OD and systems thinking – on how we approach quality improvement. It will also foc […]

  • Psychological Safety in Health and Social Care

    A group to help grow cultures where knowledge and innovation flourish because people feel safe to contribute their ideas – resulting in better clinical outcomes and staff wellbeing.

    The group is co-convened by […]

  • Measurement for Improvement

    Are you interested in how we can make the best use of data to inform decision-making and take appropriate action?  Are you frustrated that two point comparisons and RAG reports continue to dominate much of the […]

  • Psychology for Improvement

    A fundamental principle of improvement science is to understand & influence human behaviour (Dr William Deming). Indeed, an understanding of the psychological factors underpinning human behaviour makes up one […]

  • Evidence 4 Quality Improvement

    Home of the @Evidence4QI project (Q Exchange-funded). Supporting Quality Improvement (QI) teams to use evidence and knowledge in QI projects, working in partnership with the Library and Knowledge Services community.

  • Culture of Continuous Improvement

    In the NHS, Quality Improvement methodology is the most common vehicle for embedding systematic continuous improvement and most frequently shows up as a team of experts supporting clinically-focused, smaller-scale […]

  • Sketchnote

    The Q Community includes many people who are realising that there are other ways to record what you learn at events – a more visual form of taking notes known as Sketchnotes.

    Join us as we explore the world o […]

  • Making use of patient experience

    Do we over-measure patient experience? Are we helped by the Friends and Family Test, CQC patient surveys, NHS Choices star ratings, Patient Opinion snapshot comments, local Healthwatch reports, Trust and CCG […]

  • Mindfulness for Quality Improvement

    Mindfulness is a process of focussing on experiences in the current moment. Over the last decades, many mindfulness based techniques and programmes have been used to improve health, and in fact there is good […]

  • Service Design

    Are NHS Services designed or do they evolve over time?
  • Staff Wellbeing and Quality Health Care

    Hilda realises the importance of providing a quality health care service for others, however people who work in health care have wellbeing needs too. It’s recognised that staff wellbeing is key to a quality h […]

  • Liberating Structures in healthcare

    This is a place to share tips, tricks, challenges, plans, ’strings’ and more around using ’Liberating Structures’ for health and care improvement.
    This follows on from a successful Q community immersion workshop […]

  • Co-production

    In co-produced health care, organisations work with people who use services, carers and communities in equal partnership. It’s easy to do it wrong and quite hard to get it right, but it isn’t rocket science, and […]

  • Evaluation

    Appropriate good quality evaluation is essential component of quality improvement. This group has been set up to link members who have experience, expertise and an interest in the evaluation of quality […]

  • Q Reading Club

    This group offers a space where members can continue their own professional development through a virtual book club. The idea is that a particular time period and place is identified for a discussion space about a […]

  • QI in Mental Health

    Special Interest Group to support the sharing of ideas and good practice for QI across all Mental Health settings. The group will encourage the sharing of ideas and approaches to the use of QI within MH settings […]

  • Technology-enabled remote monitoring

    This group is for people interested in technology-enabled remote monitoring.

    It has been created as part of the Q Lab UK project, in partnership with NHSX, exploring how to build staff and patient trust and […]

  • Understanding alternatives to traditional models of outpatients

    This group is open to anyone interested in discussing, exploring and collaborating on project ideas for the Q Exchange 2019 theme, “Understanding alternatives to traditional models of outpatients”

  • Technology to support QI Teams

    Teams across the UK use a variety of hardware and software to support Quality Improvement and Innovation.

    Through collaborating we will learn, share and apply how other #QITechTeams use technology, ranging from […]