NHS brief for Engage

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by Stephen Chapman

Engage in Leeds has been appointed by The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute to work on a project to improve the quality and safety of healthcare in the NHS.

THIS is a University of Cambridge-based research organisation, funded by the Health Foundation.

It has developed on online platform to hear from patients, NHS staff and the public to improve the NHS’ healthcare provision.

“We chose to partner with Engage for a number of reasons including great examples of previous work which are relevant to our project, a clear pitch which met all of our objectives and they really took the time to understand the work and tailor a response to our needs,” explained Ruth Kern, Strategic Development and Enterprise Lead at THIS Institute.

“We’re excited to see Engage’s contributions to Thiscovery and the positive impact it has on healthcare delivery in the UK.”

Engage’s role is to work across user experience on the Thiscovery system, to further engage users and encourage them to share information and opinions.

It will also facilitate a workshop to gather requirements and define a solution, and develop a prototype for user testing.

“Since founding Engage we’ve always looked to collaborate and work on projects which have a clear purpose. Supporting The University of Cambridge and THIS Institute on this exciting journey has given us the opportunity to contribute to a project that is working towards an important goal,” said Alex Willcocks, Co-Founder of Engage.

“We’re looking forward to playing a part in improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery in the NHS, and exploring unique and innovative solutions as part of the process.”