Type of publication:
Service improvement case study
*Erin Tsang (Therapy Quality Improvement Lead)
SaTH Improvement Hub, 2022
NHS Staff Survey results, staff listening events and informal feedback indicated reduced levels of staff engagement and opportunities for Quality Improvement within the inpatient therapy teams at PRH and RSH. Despite embedding national job planning initiatives within the Therapy Centre, staff reported feeling unable to take their allocated Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) time and felt unable to meet the conflicting demands of their job. A model of monthly Quality Improvement Half Day (QIHD) was trialed in October and November 2022 in the Stroke and Rehab Therapy team to offer therapy staff an opportunity for regular, protected SPA time as a whole team. As a result 90% of the team felt that the sessions allowed them to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills and the team were able to implement a number of service improvement projects.
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