How do you improve? Not just in health and care, but anywhere. How do you go about it?
Ok, try that without talking to anyone. Still work? If so, great, have a biscuit. But I'm guessing your way might have been made quite a lot trickier.
So let's flip it. Let's take how you improve and link you up to the best people at doing what you do across your area, across the country, across the world. How much more can you do now?
At Kaleidoscope we're obsessed with these connections - how they fly, how they crash; how they spark, how they turn into a damp squib. One key way such connections can best be sustained is through a network - the joining together of interested people groups on the basis of trust and shared purpose. How do you best do this? We can help.
The network formulary
Running a network isn't easy. Proof? The fact that most networks run into the ground sooner rather later. High energy at the start can start to fizzle. Initial aims to share, to learn, are often trampled upon by the grind of the day to day.
Neither is there a one-size-fits all standard template which guarantees network success. But somewhere in the middle of anarchy and over-prescribed nightmares, is a set of tips and tricks which give people the best chance of success.
What we aim to do is find network best practice from around the globe to assemble into a range of open source tools available to all. If we can find something useful or develop something helpful, we'll share it with as many people as we can. We're also looking at how we can provide more direct hands-on support to people running networks across health and care in the UK. Interested? Get in touch.