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Implementation of Learning from Excellence initiative in a neonatal intensive care unit
  1. Matthew James Cawsey,
  2. Michelle Ross,
  3. Ahmed Ghafoor,
  4. Adrian Plunkett,
  5. Anju Singh
  1. Neonatology, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anju Singh, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK; anjusingh{at}

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Excellence is never an accident. It is always a result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution.  

— Aristotle1

We are reporting the results of implementing Learning from Excellence (LFE) initiative at Birmingham Women’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This initiative was conceived and successfully implemented at Birmingham Children’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with the aim to identify and learn from peer-reported excellent episodes and improve staff morale through positive feedback.2 There is evidence in literature demonstrating improved resilience and organisational climate following nurturing of positive approach in front line healthcare professionals and their teams.3 4 The PICU experience with LFE included sharing of good practice, identifying …

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  • Contributors MC, MR and AG have contributed to initiating the process and collecting the data. AS has analysed the data. MC, AP and AS have contributed to writing the manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.