Turning students’ ideas into service improvements
Natalie Smith Senior lecturer in learning disability nursing, Oxford Brookes University and practice placement facilitator, Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust
Sue Lister Senior lecturer, Service and quality improvement, Coventry University, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
Nursing students on placement have been given the opportunity to challenge the way health care is delivered, with some interesting results, say Natalie Smith and Sue Lister
In accordance with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s aims, service improvement projects were introduced into the curriculum of learning disability nursing students at Oxford Brookes University. How this was done is explained, and illustrated by synopses of some of the work students produced. Students can lead service improvement projects that significantly enhance the quality of clients’ experience, but it is important that these results are sustainable.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 2,12-16. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.03.14.2.12.c8377