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Sequential Simulation (SqS): an innovative approach to educating GP receptionists about integrated care via a patient journey – a mixed methods approach

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, August 2015
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Title
Sequential Simulation (SqS): an innovative approach to educating GP receptionists about integrated care via a patient journey – a mixed methods approach
Published in
BMC Family Practice, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12875-015-0327-5
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Authors

Sharon-Marie Weldon, Shvaita Ralhan, Elisabeth Paice, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello

Abstract

An evaluation of an effective and engaging intervention for educating general practice (GP) receptionists about integrated care and the importance of their role within the whole system was conducted. Workshops took place in North West London, one of England's 14 'Integrated Care Pioneers.' Three training days featuring Sequential Simulations (SqS) were held. Forty GP receptionists attended on each day, as well as 5-6 patients and 8-9 healthcare professionals. The SqS developed was from a collection of patient stories, the key scene of which featured a GP receptionist. The scenes were designed to show the consequences for the patient of professionals working in silos. This provided the focus for facilitated table discussions. The discussants suggested ways in which an unfortunate series of events could have been dealt with differently. These suggestions were then incorporated in a re-designed SqS. Evaluation was conducted through questionnaires, field notes and analysis of video material. Descriptive statistics and thematic analysis were applied. Ninety three participants responded to the questionnaire out of 131 attendees. All (93/93) respondents reported that the event was a powerful learning experience and that they had gained confidence in improving patient care. 98 % (91/93) reported that their knowledge of integrated care had improved. The simulation was rated highly as a learning experience [60 % (57/93) - excellent, 39 % (37/93) good]. Further evidence of educational benefit was expressed through comments such as: 'The simulations really got me thinking about the patient as a human with many problems and situations.' SqS is an innovative and practical way of presenting current care pathways and health care scenarios in order to create a shared focus, engage the emotions of the participants and bring the principles of integrated care to life. Facilitated table discussions are an opportunity to see events from multiple perspectives, share reactions and ideas, and practise co-producing service reforms with patients. We believe this approach is a useful way of preparing front-line staff to participate in integrated care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 64 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 13%
Researcher 8 13%
Student > Postgraduate 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Master 7 11%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 13 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 19%
Psychology 8 13%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Engineering 2 3%
Other 6 9%
Unknown 12 19%

Attention Score in Context

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#70,721
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