Learning From Excellence (LFE) Community Event

16 November 2017 The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, NEC, Birmingham B40 1PU

A one-day event to celebrate Learning from Excellence (LfE) and support growth of an appreciative community of practice will be taking place in November 2017.

The LfE initiative believes that by studying excellence in healthcare can create new opportunities for learning and improving team resilience. The event will enable attendees to share their experiences of LfE, connect with fellow members from the LfE community, help co-create the future of LfE and learn about LfE’s application in safety and quality improvement.

Speakers at the event will include the LfE team, Appreciating People, Suzette Woodward, Campaign Director for NHS Sign up to Safety, Chris Turner, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Andy Bradley, Founding Director at Frameworks 4 Changes.

The project, led by Adrian Plunkett, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and Emma Plunkett, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, aims to capture and study peer reporting excellence in healthcare.

Since 2014, dedicated staff in Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as the method for a programme called Learning from Excellence, and the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative has had such good reports of their work and such interest from its members that a decision was taken to support its rollout across the region. At Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the project has been established which aims to identify, appreciate, study and learn from episodes of excellence in frontline healthcare. Other health organisations in the region are also beginning to adopt LfE in their work of practice.

If you have experience of using LfE or AI in your practice, tell your story here and send in your abstracts by 11 September.

Take a look at the Storify from the event.