The #Project A ideas platform is now live! We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join the platform and share your ideas and thoughts. Below, Rosie Redstone, Communication and Social Media Officer at NHS Horizons, gives an overview of Project A, and how you can get involved.
What is Project A?
#Project A (for ambulance) is a year-long programme of work to improve NHS ambulance services using feedback, ideas and innovations directly from ambulance staff nationwide. If you’d like to find out more about the background to the project and the story so far, visit Ian Baines’ blog on Harnessing the power of front-line ambulance staff – reflections on the launch of #ProjectA.
What do I need to do?
First, you’ll need to sign up to the site and create an account. Once you’ve created your account and confirmed your email, you need to make sure that you’re signed in. You can then share your ideas that would improve care for patients, help solve operational issues, and/or make working life better for ambulance crews and control centre staff.
There are five challenges within the platform:
- The partnership with the public challenge
- The patient pathways challenge
- The roles, practices, well being and career progression challenge
- The working with partners challenge
- The thinking the unthinkable and current “rules” and perceptions challenge
What’s the plan?
Between now and September 2018, please add your ideas, comment on other people’s ideas and like the ideas that you think have the most potential.
In September, we will review all the ideas and identify the four or five that have the most potential to be implemented across the country. No idea is too trivial or ridiculous. No topic is out of bounds. Anyone can add ideas and comments.