The Point of Care Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, supporting over 200 healthcare organisations to transform their culture and put the experiences of staff and patients and families at the heart of their work. Working in health and social care creates a unique burden on staff who face stressful situations on a daily basis. We look beyond numbers and targets to the quality of human relationships in NHS organisations. We work in an appreciative way, recognising organisations’ strengths and empowering staff to work differently. This changes the culture of organisations harnessing the experiences of staff, enabling them to work collaboratively with patients, with this collaborative approach becoming truly embedded to sustain for the long term.
Our Sweeney programme in the care of children and families is a joint initiative with Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool, building on Alder Hey’s experience of working collaboratively with children and families. We are inviting teams from up to 6 hospitals or communities to join in this collaborative programme.