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Spotlight on NEWS2 and ReSPECT

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Members of the health and care community from across the West Country gathered in Cheltenham recently to collaborate on two important strands of our patient safety work around support for the deteriorating patient: the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT). These programmes reflect the two…

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National Mortality Case Record Review (NMCRR): Annual report 2018

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This report reveals that hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. It cites a number of case studies, including two from the West of England (see main picture, above), where the structured judgement review process has made positive contributions to improving healthcare for patient. The National…

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Celebrating World Sepsis Day

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World Sepsis Day, on Thursday 13 September, offers us a chance to reflect on the progress we have made in our aim to reduce preventable harm from sepsis over the past few years. Our Patient Safety Collaborative has led the implementation of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across the West of England. During this…

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Local members and partners nominated for HSJ Awards

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The HSJ Awards 2018 have finalised their shortlist, including six of our member organisations from the West of England. The winners will be announced in London on 21 November 2018.

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Anne Pullyblank appointed as Medical Director

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Anne Pullyblank has been appointed to the post of Medical Director for the West of England AHSN. Anne has worked with us as Clinical Director for the Patient Safety Director and led the PSC to great success, including a number of national awards last two years. Anne participated in the Safer Patient’s Initiative and helped…

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HSJ Patient Safety Award – winners!

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Colleagues have been attending the annual Patient Safety Congress in Manchester this week where member organisations of the West of England AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative were shortlisted for a number of awards.

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Standardising our approach to treatment escalation

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On 7 June, almost 130 delegates from 54 different organisations attended our event exploring approaches to end of life care across the West of England.

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Launch of local learning system for Maternal and Neonatal Safety Collaborative

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At the start of July to we hosted an event launch a learning system to clinicians and health workers from organisations across the region. This work is part of the NHS Improvement’s National Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative. The Learning System aims to create a safe space for local learning and sharing. We  invited…

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Congratulations to UHB NHS Foundation Trust

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Congratulations to the Emergency Department High Impact User Team at our member organisation University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, who have been successful in winning the HSJ Value Award 2018 for Emergency, Urgent and Trauma Care. University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has identified around 800 high impact users, who attended the emergency department very frequently…

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Patient Safety peer review – sharing the learning

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This morning we welcomed Jonathon Gray CEO of South West AHSN, Cheryl Croker, Patient Safety Lead from East Midland AHSN and Mike Beere Project Manager from South West AHSN, to hear more about our Patient Safety work. They came to Bristol as part of a national peer review programme to help us learn, and share the…

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