Yesterday we we welcomed at the #greatmindsUW2016 nursing and midwifery conference at Worcester University. It was refreshing to see so many students contributing to the conversation and wanting to be change agents!
We heard from Janet Smith and her visionary plans to ensure stability for the future of nursing, and welcomed new ideas for the nursing profession going forwards!
We were inspired by the new ideas emerging from the Institute of Healthcare improvement, where we explored new ideas involving the Triple Aim:
This aim focuses upon optimising health system performance. This design has three dimensions, called the “Triple Aim”:
- Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
- Improving the health of populations; and
- Reducing the per capita cost of health care.
We are keen to pursue all three of these elements in optimising healthcare for the future. The speakers of this conference had a real focus on becoming person centered leaders in order to do this. We see person centered leadership as being able to work together for a change process.
We learn together in order to build towards a shared vision or goal. We are ready to learn from our mistakes and let others make up for our own shortfalls, and we encourage ourselves and others to lead via our best strengths. We believe that it will be in doing this that we can all become change agents.
Our nursing and midwifery students are leaders now, and will continue to be future leaders as they become our CEO's. Lets hope that the NHS is ready for these new changes as our healthcare climate becomes ever more challenging. Having been to this conference, we are sure that a storm is coming!