The Frimley Health and Care System sees 30+ organisations working collaboratively to deliver better health and care outcomes for its 800,000 residents. Across these organisations there are a significant number of talented people driving meaningful improvement initiatives. Too often this activity is disjointed and locally focused. Driving systemic improvement is hard.
CoCreate was asked to help establish an Improvement Network – a community of improvement practitioners from across the system with skills, knowledge and experience in leading change projects. By connecting, sharing and learning together the Network can help deliver more effective, joined-up improvement across the Frimley system.
Through a period of consultation, workshops and design we defined the purpose and core functions of the Network. We also facilitated a two-day launch for 17 founding members, in which we focused on:
- Developing the trust and safety across the group;
- Exploring the work of the Network – what it does / doesn’t do;
- Building the operational framework and governance;
- Defining a set of values and principles that underpin the way the Network runs.
We continue to support this exciting and important initiative which harnesses the rich internal talent and energy within the system to deliver better health and care outcomes and improved working lives for people in the system.