With a national focus on patient safety and healthcare quality, following reports led by Francis, Berwick, Kirkup and others, organisations and staff within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland wished to work together to improve care for patients. The need to coordinate and connect those doing and studying improvement work and their expertise, energy, and enthusiasm was clear.  This is the role that LIIPS seeks to fill.

Following a scoping and consultation programme in early 2014, and a stakeholder event in June 2014, LIIPS was established to run for a set-up year, funded mainly by Mary Dixon-Woods’ Wellcome Trust Investigator award and by the University of Leicester Prospects Fund.

All five NHS organisations and all three academic organisations in the county were invited to form LIIPS and nominate representatives for its Steering Group and Core Development Group (CDG). The Steering Group and the CDG have met regularly since January 2015.

Key MilestonesDates
A report of the successful working group meeting when 37 people from 6 organisations across Leicestershire attended to help inform the development of LIIPS.

"A recorded presentation from Mary Dixon-Woods reminded us all of the importance and reasons for creating LIIPS."

12th December 2014
Formal Launch of LIIPS at an event attended by all LIIPS organisations, Healthwatch and key East Midlands strategic partners as well as patients, members of the public and students in the health professions. 4th December 2015
LIIPS demonstrator projects March 2015
The LIIPS Forum celebrated the work facilitated by LIIPS. November 2016
LIIPS Final Infographic- What LIIPS delivered for LLR December 2017

Working group post-it note shaped as a christmas treePicture: At the working group meeting attendees were encouraged to share their thoughts of what needs to happen to develop the three work steams - these post-it notes formed a Christmas tree to mark the festive season.

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