Patient stories are a really powerful way of showing impactful practice.
Over time you will build a good repository of patient stories which will paint a positive picture and you can use it for appraisals, for continuing professional development, demonstrate your impact to line managers and commisioners, build a business case to apply for funding.
A patient story can be your account of the interventions you have provided and the how this benefitted the patient and improved access/improved quality/better outcomes/improved knowledge.
A patient story can also be from the patient. Patients will exaggerate and be ‘creative’ when they have received poor service but for the good service the patient account is the gold standard.
Record your activity – You cannot improve what you do not measure.