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Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to the challenges of Covid-19 in health and social care

The wonderful Learning from Excellence team has come together under the auspices of Helen Hunt and Dan Hodgkiss from WMAHSN. Read more about Appreciating People’s work with AHSNs across the UK here, and a summary of Learning from Excellence and Safety II. These past few months have seen unprecedented challenges, with people asked to physically

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AP’s recent development and work

Alongside our move to a new home in Scotland, 2019 has proved to be a busy year. Here’s what we’ve been up to… Learning from Excellence We completed a series of courses that we’ve run over the previous 12 months in Nottingham for NUH and for EMAHSN. We were also invited to run short AI

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Appreciating great practices: GP quality improvement to support GP recruitment and retention

In late 2018, AP was asked to do some work to support GP retention by Lincolnshire CCG.  We worked closely with Jill Guild, Head of GP International Recruitment & Retention Programme (NHS England & NHS Improvement) and Dr Hannah Lawan – a GP who is also an NHSE Primary Care Fellow leading on the Attraction

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Moving on to Safety-II with LfE

In 2015 we were asked by AQuA to contribute an Appreciative Inquiry perspective to a series of seminars it was running on safety. While we were preparing for this, we came across the concept of Safety-II, which seemed to be such a good fit with AI. AI overlaps with Safety-II thinking because it’s also a

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