Category > Transforming systems and services

Protecting patients from harm

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The National Reporting and Learning System helps protect patients from harm. This video shows the process of developing a Patient Safety Alert and the importance of reporting patient safety incidents to the NHS’s National Reporting and Learning System. Patient Safety Alerts are issued by NHS Improvement to provide advice and information to providers of NHS-funded…

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Free six-week online course: Quality Improvement in Healthcare

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In response to popular demand the free online course on Quality Improvement in Healthcare – the Case for Change is being re-run on FutureLearn starting on 16 January 2017. Our Improvement Director, Anna Burhouse, along with Christos Vasilakis (Director of the Centre for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation at the University of Bath) and Tricia Woodhead (Associate…

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How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

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In this blog post, first published in the HSJ, Peter Brindle spells out three ingredients which can ensure that evidence – with all its money-saving potential – is incorporated into NHS practice… The NHS should stand out as the most evidence-informed health system in the world. The worsening mismatch between the demand on the NHS…

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Freewheeling leadership? Not likely…

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Last week our Managing Director Deborah Evans won an NHS South West Leadership Award. Here are her reflections on leading system transformation… The last time I won an award was the cycling proficiency. Perhaps it’s a fitting analogy, as that’s what I did then and still do. Every day. The same applies to system leadership…

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Donald Trump to save the NHS!

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In his latest blog post, our Enterprise Director Lars Sundstrom reflects on leadership in times of change. So have I finally gone insane or is there is any substance to this statement? Of course not. But then again, not much of what Trump has promised will materialise: he just said it to win votes, and…

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Recognising best practice in AF

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Our work to help prevent atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes through the Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project has been recognised as best practice in the Healthcare Pioneers report. The report has been developed by the AF Association and endorsed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation (APGAF). The Healthcare Pioneers report identifies best practice in…

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Don’t let the carers of today become the patients of tomorrow

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In his latest blog post Dr Hein Le Roux reflects on the danger of making assumptions and how to turn negative experiences into positive ones. Carers play a crucial role in our society and it is important that they continue to be recognised and valued. Practice colleagues at Minchinhampton Surgery have been working on a quality…

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Innovation for sustainability and transformation: annual conference 2016

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The spotlight was on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) at our annual conference in October, attended by senior leaders from across the regional health and care community, industry partners and colleagues from organisations such as NHS England and Health Education England. The conference was a great success with plenty of good conversations and inspired ideas…

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Calling healthcare innovators in the West of England

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Are you a healthcare innovator in the West of England? Do you have a great innovative idea but need some help developing it? Following its success in previous years, we’re running our Healthcare Innovation Programme again in 2017. Run in conjunction with SETsquared, the global no. 1 university business incubator, the course will provide you with world-class skills development support…

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Patient Safety Collaboratives: heartening, ambitious and innovative

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What do you get when you cross an urgent care system under tremendous pressure with a newly formed Patient Safety Collaborative looking for a flagship project? asks Managing Director Deborah Evans ahead of our session at Patient First on 22 November. Against all expectations, we found that our proposition to embed the National Early Warning…

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