The Phillips Ives Nursing and Midwifery Review: evidence gathering summary

Published on 06 December 2022

Consultations and surveys, Nursing and midwifery, Strategic workforce planning and modelling

Since the virtual launch event for The Phillips Ives Nursing and Midwifery Review in May 2022, many engagement activities have taken place to gather evidence that will inform the Review's findings and subsequent recommendations. Activity has also taken place to keep stakeholders informed about the Review's progress and next steps as well as how individuals can get involved. Below is a summary of the activities undertaken, and an outline of how many people have contributed to the Review so far, with figures correct as of November 2022.

How has the Review involved people and communities?

The Review first involved people and communities at the virtual launch event on 26 May 2022, which 266 people attended and 439 people have since viewed online. Following on from that, stakeholders were invited to have their say on the Review through a series of virtual and in-person roundtables and expert reference groups, and through completing anonymous questionnaires. In addition, the nursing and midwifery workforce were encouraged to visit our online consultation platform, where individuals could submit ideas, case studies and experiences relating to the seven key themes of the Review, as well as complete a benchmarking survey.

What methods of engagement have been used to keep people informed about the Review?

Stakeholders have been kept informed about the Review’s progress through a variety of platforms. The social media accounts of the Health Education England (HEE) Digital Readiness Education team, the NHS Digital Academy and the Review Chair Natasha Phillips, have regularly updated followers on latest developments and ways individuals and communities can get involved. In addition, the Digital Transformation website is home to content relating to The Phillips Ives Review which has been regularly updated throughout the evidence gathering phase, including showcasing blogs written by Natasha Phillips. The FutureNHS Digital Nursing Network, which has around 800 members, has also provided regular updates on the Review. Since the Review launch, there have been several events taking place across England where members of the Review team have attended and had the opportunity to discuss and showcase the importance of the Review, and where appropriate, encouraging individuals to get involved including the Digital Health Summer Schools, HETT show, and the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s Summit.

Key facts and figures

Since the virtual launch event, the recording has been watched a total of 439 times on Health Education England’s YouTube channel.

Seven roundtables have taken place, one in-person at the Digital Health Summer Schools and six virtual - each of these was 90 minutes long, with a total of 131 individuals, virtually and in-person, attending from across healthcare.

A total of 94 individuals attended the six expert reference groups, all of whom were invited to attended due to their role or expertise in the group subject matter. In addition, two questionnaires were sent out in replacement of expert reference groups. The first questionnaire, focussing on People with Lives Experience, had 8 responses, whilst the questionnaire with a Focus on Practice, had 13 responses.   

The Join the Conversation engagement platform had a total of 3500 visitors, 240 of which were considered engaged visitors, with 75 individuals completing the benchmarking survey, 29 case studies submitted, and 369 ideas submitted from 155 contributors.

At the Digital Health Summer School, 20 one-to-one filmed interviews with digital health colleagues were conducted, 6 of which were shared on social media and added to HEE’s YouTube channel. The combined total views of all videos relating to the Review on this channel is 636.

The Digital Readiness Education team social media accounts, including Twitter and LinkedIn, had a combined reach for posts relating to the Review of 103,894, with 346 shares, 522 likes, 21 replies, 4340 video views, and 1688 links clicked. Similarly, Review Chair Natasha Phillips' Twitter account had a total reach of 55,328 with 220 shares, 652 likes, 33 replies and 431 links clicked for posts about the Review. Overall, the combined reach of these main accounts was 159,222.

Finally, the Phillips Ives Review webpages have received 3917 total visitors. These webpages host information on how the Review is being conducted, why it is necessary, a list of resources, Natasha Phillip’s blogs, and a question-and-answer page.

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