Capturing Covid-19 learnings to shape the future

Coronavirus has affected all of our lives – challenging our ability to adapt and be resilient.

Your views are important to us, please get involved…

With the outbreak of coronavirus being declared a pandemic we are facing a major challenge both personally and professionally. Coronavirus has significantly affected our lives, it is also challenging our ability to adapt and be resilient. We are in a state of rapid change, and must respond with different ways of working, learning and communicating.

Online working and virtual meetings are no longer new to us. However, Covid-19 is reviving the need to explore learning opportunities, our behaviour and culture as a Partnership.

Cumbria and North East Integrated Care System is working in partnership with the  Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria with the support of the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network.  We want to hear colleagues’ views, so we can understand and capture the learning and innovation that is emerging.

Innovations which would ordinarily have taken months if not years to achieve, are being implemented during the pandemic.  This is an area we want to explore; particularly what are the changes we want to embed, what do we want to stop and what alternatives we want to pursue?

The work has two areas of focus:

  • A continual learning, innovation, improvement and evaluation process, balanced with a practical need for rapid implementation of change as we move forward.
  • Build upon our current understanding of what has happened during the pandemic
  • Identifying behavioural, culture change and specific innovations we want to leave behind or embrace.

Your views please

We’re inviting you to get involved and share your views in several ways:

  • Completing the online survey by Friday 3rd July 2020
  • Sharing with us any capture of learning you’ve already done
  • Participating in semi-structured interviews to gain deeper insights

Complete the survey

This will be fed into a report to reflect the work being done across the region. The work we are doing is not intended to replace or duplicate existing work taking place. We want it to support existing work whilst following the principles of sharing learning and good practice and scaling up what has worked well across Cumbria and the North East.

We are keen to include as many people as possible in this piece of work – please do get involved.

Report findings will be shared by July 20th and a summary provided in the ICS Bulletin  and the AHSN NENC website.