Nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and all frontline and support colleagues across health community services in London are being invited to take part in a new project to develop ideas and help organisations transform health and social care services in the city.
A network of London health and community organisations will use crowdsourcing methods to engage as wide a variety of staff as possible. Community workers can submit ideas anonymously via a social-media-style website, comment on the ideas of others and vote for the ones they think are best.
The project is designed to produce a ‘co-created’ vision and set of principles to help commissioners and providers of community health and social services in London to look at ways of making their services more integrated, patient-centred and efficient.
NHS England London Chief Nurse Caroline Alexander said: “I am personally championing the creation of a shared vision for London’s community services. This is a key priority for me this year. With a clear and shared direction, I strongly believe our services in the community can lead a positive transformation in our capital’s health and social care.
“I also passionately believe in unlocking the expertise and creativity held within our workforce. So throughout July 2014 I am asking nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and all frontline and support colleagues across health and social community services in London to join me in a ground-breaking project.
“This unique crowdsourcing approach will enable us to capture the collective wisdom of frontline staff from across London to create a shared vision that we can all aspire to.”
An NHS England event will take place this week to encourage engagement with the project and officially launch the crowdsourcing process at www.transformldn.org.