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The sustainability and impact of NHS Communities of Practice: lessons from a RAND Europe evaluation (1pm)

Join Q's Communities of Practice SIG to hear about the evaluation of the Health Innovation Network's Communities of Practice.

13 Jul 2018

Zoom call - online/phone (all welcome): 1pm (nb best to join earlier to set up audio)

Co-author Prof Tom Ling will share insights, lessons and challenges from RAND Europe’s pre-evaluation of the communities of practice (CoPs) developed by the Health Innovation Network (HIN; South London Academic Health Science Network) .

HIN’s Associate Clinical Director in the Patient Safety Team and co-convener of the Medicines Optimisation CoP, Cleo Butterworth, will also share their journey since the report – the challenges and opportunities. Cleo also leads HIN’s work to develop CoPs in practice.

The report includes outcomes and benefits of CoPs; how can CoPs be sustained?; which problems are CoPs most suited to address?; CoPs maturity model; CoPs Theory of Change; CoPs are not sufficient and much more.

The HIN’s CoPs – launched in 2015 – include: medicines safety; maternity; duty of candour; medicines optimisation; sepsis; acute deterioration; and delirium.

After their ‘impressive’ progress so far, can they make the next steps to achieve change and demonstrate value?

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This meeting is organised by Q’s ‘Communities of Practice’ special interest group. Join it here: (open to all; no need to be a Q member).

Read the HIN CoPs pre-evaluation report here: