PATIENTSTORIES is a new web-based service which aims to use documentary and drama-documentary film-making techniques to provoke discussion and debate about safety and quality issues in healthcare.
Whether gained from personal or professional experience (or a combination of both) the team at PATIENTSTORIES all 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 few 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. Everyone sees different things in these stories and relates the learning in different ways to their practices and work situations.
You can read more about current projects and what people have said about our work to date here.
If you would like to participate in our ongoing “testing” programme please contact us to discuss your idea.
You can read more about our core team and supporters here.
PATIENTSTORIES is a “non-profit” venture and all of our revenues after costs will be re-invested to commissioning new work.
Our start-up funds have been provided via a sponsorship agreement with our parent company, awr strategic communications ltd.
We anticipate that our revenues will come from licencing agreements with NHS Trusts, other healthcare providers and through training and development companies who may use our films.
We’ll also be seeking sponsorship where ever 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.