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The challenging time we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic is incontestable. During the last few weeks, people and communities have shown solidarity worldwide like never before, and the human, social and moral values seem to have gotten back on the right track as everybody realised that we are in this fight together.
Globally, corona virus (COVID19) pandemic has become the most significant crisis to challenge the health, economy and the wellbeing of the humans affecting nearly all the countries. The world governments are taking radical mitigation measures to counter the health impact of the virus, which on the other hand has severe economic and financial consequences on the lives of the people around the world. Thus, the COVID-19 has become more than a health crisis for all countries with critical social, economic and political consequences.
In the past few weeks healthcare professionals have been fully focussed caring for enormous numbers of people infected with COVID-19. They did an amazing job. Not in the least because healthcare professionals and leaders have been using continues improvement as part of their accreditation program for many years.
The challenges for health care continue to grow and in the 21st century healthcare policymakers and providers will need to respond to the developing impact of global warming and the environmental impact of healthcare service delivery. This cannot be viewed apart from the current Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which is likely to be linked to the climate crisis.
Picture the scene in full PPE, with limited opportunity to rest and reflect, how do we all learn and change in response the patients’ needs and the new environment when caring for Covid19 positive patients. Within, NHSScotland we are testing a system where change and improvement is actioned at every opportunity from the bedside to the board. In this blog I will share how that these processes are designed and driven by the front line.