21 December 2016
15 Steps to improvement
Congratulations to Trisha Long and Judith
Mott, both of whom have lived experience of AWP services, who have
had an article published in national journal Mental Health Practice
with the support of two members of AWP staff.
Trisha, who has experience as a carer, and Judith, who has
experience as a service user, wrote about a series of '15 Steps
inspections' of AWP inpatient services. Trisha and Judith led the
inspections and wrote the article with the support of Lisa Marrett,
Programme Manager, Acute Care Pathway and Louise Curtis, Standards
and Compliance Manager.
The 15 Steps Challenge originated from a mother who, after
visiting her daughter in hospital, claimed that she could tell what
the ward was like within 15 steps of entering it. Trisha and Judith
said, "Throughout these '15 steps inspections' we felt valued and,
as a result, committed to the project. We discovered many examples
of good practice, and some negative issues that could be easily
changed, which would improve the service user and carer
Lisa added, "Trisha and Judith's achievement in leading the 15
Steps Challenge and getting their article published is really
something to be proud of."
You can read the full Mental Health Practice article online and you
can find out more about the 15 Steps Challenge in a short film presented by Lisa and Lou.