#ProjectA - new national ambulance ideas project

It has long been recognised within the NHS that ambulance services are amongst the most dynamic and forward thinking of NHS sectors. It is this recognition that has been paid by the Chief Executive of the NHS Simon Stevens, when at the Ambulance Leadership Forum this year pledged funding for a year long project to allow front line ambuance staff to share experiences and gather insights into the way urgent and emergency care is working on a daily basis. 

The NHS Horizons team have been tasked with harnessing the power of front line ambulance staff and encouraging them to share their innovations and ideas, which will be brought together and a selection chosen to be implemented nationally.  So #ProjectA was born.

Dan Ralevic has been part of the design team working with individuals from all ambulance services from across the country for this project, which culminated in a launch in London last week 28th June.  It saw 15 EEAST staff - including EOC, crews and a volunteer - be part of a design day.

He said: "The event was a testament to the passion and drive that front line staff from all over the country showed.  It produced over 500 ideas from the room and this is just the beginning.  From 12th July  2018 there will be an opportunity for ALL frontline staff to engage with #ProjectA and details of how to do that will be available in due course using an online forum called Crowdsourcing.  As the design team, we are keen for everyone to engage with the project and share any ideas or innovations that they have for quality improvement.  This is a national project and as such will share ideas and good practice from ambulance trusts across the country."

#ProjectA is like nothing we have ever tried before.  The NHS Horizons team and the design team are passionate about harnessing the power, commitment, innovation and ingenuity of front line staff to nurture improvements that will then be implemented nationwide. 

Please keep an eye out for further details and your opportunity to be part of this ground breaking initiative that is #ProjectA.

Published 6th July 2018

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