Epilepsy12 was announced as the winner of the 2018 Richard Driscoll Memorial Award for outstanding patient involvement in clinical audit at the annual Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) AGM in London. The submission from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) demonstrated Epilepsy12’s overarching goal to improve NHS healthcare services for children and young people with seizures and epilepsy.
Between April and June 2018, the RCPCH Children and Young People’s Engagement Team met with over 130 children, young people and families to collect their views on ‘service contact ability’ and family mental health. Over 2335 questionnaires were submitted by children, young people and their carers.
This submission demonstrates:
- patient-led activity
- impact from patient and public involvement
- embedded involvement to sustain QI