What we are aiming to do…
PATIENTSTORIES is a new social enterprise which uses documentary and drama-documentary film-making techniques to provoke discussion and debate about safety and quality issues amongst healthcare professionals.
Whether gained from personal or professional experience (or a combination of both) all the contributors to PATIENTSTORIES have an intimate knowledge of quality and safety issues in healthcare.
By combining the courage and generosity of the people involved in the incidents that are the subject of our films, and the professional skill and sensitivity of our writers, film-makers, journalists and improvement advisors, we think we have some powerful tools to offer anyone interested in setting a new tone for their work around quality and safety.
Over the past nine months we have been “testing” our films and other content with a variety of different audiences ranging from undergraduate doctors, nurses and AHPs; frontline NHS clinical teams, managers and executives; and national and international leaders in the domain of safety and quality in healthcare.
The feedback to date has been very encouraging and the issues that have been raised in subsequent discussions and debates have been wide and various.
Of course everyone sees different things in these stories and relates the learning in different ways to their practices and work situations.
If you would like to participate in our ongoing “testing” programme please contact us to discuss your idea.
You can read more about the philosophy and ideas behind our approach here.
How we fund our work…
PATIENTSTORIES is a “non-profit” social enterprise and all of our revenues after costs are re-invested to develop our work.
Our start-up funds were been provided via our parent company, awr strategic communications ltd, who continue to provide support and sponsorship.
We anticipate that our revenues will come from licensing agreements with NHS Trusts, other healthcare providers and through training and development companies who may use our films.
We’ll also be seeking sponsorship wherever possible to help develop our work.
If you are interested in sponsoring us or creating any other kind of partnership or collaborative arrangement please contact us and we’d be very happy to talk.