‘What one question would you like someone to ask you when you’re next at work?’
Every conversation starts with a question. From a simple “how is your week shaping up?” which might reveal when someone is overloaded and stressed, to an open, honest challenge which could lead to a process being reconsidered, asking questions triggers conversations that could help make patients safer.
That is what #justaskme is all about. We want to encourage more open communication across the NHS, to open up the space for vital conversations to happen – conversations that could lead to healthier, happier staff and ultimately safer patients.
We know that talking and listening sit at the heart of patient safety. It’s through sharing our individual stories, identifying commonalities and seeing where the overarching challenges lie that we get to know, trust and understand each other. And that’s when real change happens.
To get involved in #justaskme simply answer ‘what one question would you like someone to ask you when you’re next at work?’ on twitter using the hashtag #justaskme and @signuptosafety.
Learn more about #justaskme here: signuptosafety.nhs.uk/justaskme