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Staff perspectives of a near-real time feedback intervention to improve patient experiences.

Chessell, S., Courtiour, S., Colman, A., Porter, S. and Heaslip, V., 2022. Staff perspectives of a near-real time feedback intervention to improve patient experiences. British Journal of Health Care Management, 28 (9), 245-252. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.12968/bjhc.2022.0056

Abstract

Background/Aims Following several major reports of poor quality care in the NHS, including the Francis report, a multi-centre study was undertaken by to improve patient-centred care by implementing near-real time patient feedback. This article follows on from this and explores the experiences of staff from one hospital involved in the multi-centre study, including the learning from the intervention and how it affected their practice. Methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight individuals who were involved in the original study, including five clinical staff members and three volunteers. Responses were transcribed and analysed thematically. Results The interviews highlighted four inter-related themes: the importance of communication; normalising feedback; confidence to talk to patients; and seeing from the patient perspective. Participants described how near real-time feedback enhanced communication, giving them confidence to interact with patients. Staff responded to negative patient feedback by making improvements to patient experiences. However, the initiative was not sustained following the conclusion of the study. Conclusions Near-real time patient feedback can be effective in improving staff patient communication and creating a more positive experience for both patients and staff. However, this study highlights the need to examine the sustainability of improvement initiatives, as well as their initial effectiveness.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1358-0574
Uncontrolled Keywords:Innovation; Near real-time patient feedback; Staff engagement; Sustainability
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37761
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:04 Nov 2022 16:44
Last Modified:04 Nov 2022 16:44

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