NNUH senior staff member selected for groundbreaking national initiative
A senior staff member from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been selected to be part of a national quality, safety and innovation initiative.
Sheila Glenn, Divisional Operations Director: Clinical Support Services, will join the improvement network Q which has been developed and will be led by The Health Foundations and NHS Improvement.
The aim of the initiative is to share ideas, enhance skills and collaborate to improve health care and support local priorities.
Sheila, who impressed selectors with her knowledge, experience and commitment to collaborative improvement, joins a prestigious group, including those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, commissioners, researchers and policymakers.
Q will very shortly start to pilot a variety of activities and opportunities for people to connect, exchange, collaborate and learn. Some of these will be led by the Health Foundation, with others led by members and partner organisations.
The Health Foundation is an independent charity which works towards bringing improving health and health care for people in the UK.
This could include giving grants to those working at the front line to carrying out research and policy analysis.
Sheila said: “I am delighted to be selected to join the Q community. We will work together on major projects with the focus on improvement and safety in health and social care across the country.
“The significant challenges that we face within the NHS and social care are not going to be solved by doing more of the same, so this is a chance to work together to develop innovative solutions and ways of working that will help us to overcome these challenges for the benefit of our patients.”
Mark Davies, NNUH Chief Executive, said: “This is a tremendous accolade for Sheila and for our Trust.
“Sheila will make a fantastic contribution to the Q community and I know her experience will be incredibly valuable.”