Listening into Action (LiA) Big Conversations

We asked those attending the Big Conversations in April this question:

How has today’s session made you feel?

Here are the replies:

Rotherham’s Big Conversation:

  • Optimistic and Hopeful
  • Listened to and the Trust cares
  • More frustrated as there is much to do
  • First one I have attended and feel worthwhile. We need to make all staff – Band 6 and below understand how important these events are.
  • Listened to – keen to see what happens to take forward the issues discussed today.
  • Engaged with colleagues and working towards improving services and patient care.
  • I feel that there is a real interest in utilising experience to move things forward
  • Inspired
  • Mixed feelings – a really good opportunity and very useful but disappointed at low number of clinicians and frontline staff.
  • Encouraged to support more clinicians to attend and have a say.
  • Relieved to be able to voice some issues re LiA points.
  • More positive in relation to the time out – to reflect on frustrations and changes and spreading the word within the team.
  • Positive looking forward to Year 3!
  • Informed, empowered and confused.
  • Involved
  • Reflect and try to identify solutions to agreed frustrations.
  • Good but would have been better if more frontline staff attended.
  • Motivated, but I was disappointed with the lack of frontline staff in attendance.
  • Always enjoy sharing thoughts and ideas with colleagues.
  • Confused and reflective, things to think about.
  • Engaged and positive, pity more clinical and frontline staff were not available.
  • Engaged with colleagues.
  • There are many future opportunities to develop services and provide compassionate care.
  • Hopeful and Motivated

Doncaster’s Big Conversation:

  • Encouraged, wanting to help!
  • I felt very positive about the can do attitude in the room and the fact that people were solution focussed in relation to the issues raised and more than willing to feedback to the wider group.
  • Listening and responsive
  • A mix of frustration that things we have worked on haven’t cascaded to all staff, but optimistic about solutions and staff willingness to improve.
  • The Trust is listening.
  • Thoughtful and motivated.
  • Empowering to take LIA forward – having a better understanding.
  • That I am listened to.
  • That there are a list of things that can be improved upon.
  • I liked how it was kept to a fast pace. It felt like we are going to get things done. I felt involved in the thoughts and sounds like changes will happen.
  • Good pace and succinct.
  • I feel more involved.
  • Positive – there is a solution to every problem.
  • Motivated!
  • More motivated to make changes and improvements.
  • Encouraging to see so many ideas and solutions.
  • Hopeful that things will change.
  • Valued
  • Empowered and like I have been motivated.
  • That we can make a difference.
  • Part of a big team.
  • Staff are being listened to for change in the workplace, surely management should be able to make decisions to implement those changes instead of waiting for it.
  • Good, although felt a little rushed in a large group.
  • Positive about worthwhile changes in the Trust.
  • Informative and thought provoking
  • Informative session.
  • Interested in thinking about how to take ideas and solutions forward.
  • Found it useful, but would like would like many others to have the opportunity. Take more Big Conversations to staff teams!
  • Empowering, informative and beneficial communication.
  • Somewhat more hopeful!
  • Confident in the director and values of leadership of the Trust.
  • Lifted and motivated.
  • Very pleased that LIA is still ROCKING!
  • Hopeful that some positive changes can be implemented to help assist and improve quality.
  • Positive
  • It has made me feel very good about the team that I am a part of (school nursing)
  • Reflective
  • Great to network and understand the issues – staff clearly focussed on solution.
  • To realise that the frustrations with IT are shared by others.
  • Good for networking!
  • A bit too wide to feel any meaningful experience
  • Positive to make some really good changes.
  • That others experience the same things throughout the services.
  • It was nice to speak with everyone.
  • Valuable, interactive and even jovial in a positive way.
  • Part of decision making, empowered.
  • Positive about the organisation, positive that everybody matters and has the power to contribute.
  • Interesting, enjoyable, informative and a good use of time!
  • A part of a team
  • Rejuvenated, and positive to make changes.
  • Engaging and that staff were listened to, to make positive changes and allowed to feel part of the process.
  • Positive and Enthusiastic
  • Gave me food for thought – want more questions answering on things I learned today e.g. Freedom Champion
  • Involved and valued
  • Invigorated and hopeful
  • Free to express opinions
  • Hope over experience – where there’s a will these a way!