Improving the quality and outcomes of care by reducing unwarranted variation is a key theme within Leading Change Adding Value: a framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff (LCAV). The framework, underpinned by 10 commitments, promotes the search for, and the reduction of, unwarranted variation. However it has been recognised since the launch of LCAV that this is a new way of working and language for many colleagues.
Therefore Health Education England (HEE) and NHS England have jointly led a piece of work to help support the implementation of LCAV, by developing learning products for colleagues across health and care sectors. Through this partnership, and supported by the e-Learning for HealthCare Team (e-LfH), an e-learning tool (a free to access resource) has been produced.
The aim of this e-learning tool is to provide an opportunity to build, or strengthen knowledge and skills to support understanding of the impact of unwarranted variation on individuals and populations and help lead the change required to address this.
The e-learning session should take approximately 20-25 minutes. The key themes of the e-learning are:
- An introduction to the LCAV framework
- Alignment to the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) and narrowing the 3 gaps
- What is unwarranted variation?
- Triple Aim Outcomes
- The ten aspirational Commitments of LCAV
- Signposting to further reading and resources
- Short learning re-cap and quiz
When you have successfully completed the tool please let us know and we will send you a LCAV champion badge. You can do this by emailing us or tweeting us a screenshot of the final summary session page. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our Twitter handle is @6CsLive #Lead2Add.
Read the blog written by Susan Aitkenhead, Director of Nursing, Professional Development at NHS England and Liz Fenton, Deputy Chief Nurse at Health Education England outlining how the e-learning tool will support nursing, midwifery and care staff to identify and address unwarranted variation in practice.
Read the personal blog written by Rachael Palmer, a first year adult nurse at Plymouth University, sharing her thoughts, experience and learning after attending the Leading Change, Adding Value e-learning tool launch as one of the Council of Dean of Health #150Leaders.