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Showcasing Patient Safety initiatives at Patient First

Members of our Patient Safety Collaborative were at Patient First in London this week, the UK’s largest patient safety event, to showcase and share learning from some of the initiatives we’ve been developing in the West of England.

We presented three posters at the event on: our work to implement the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across all healthcare providers in the West; our programme of support to spread the ED Safety Checklist across all emergency departments and the ambulance service; and our collaborative approach to improving safety culture in primary care.

Anne Pullyblank, Clinical Director for Patient Safety and Emma Redfern, Medical Director for Patient Safety, also presented a session in the Best Practice Theatre on the Collaborative’s achievements in delivering safer care through NEWS.

These posters are available to download with supporting resources.

Spreading the NEWS: collaborative working to spread the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to identify the deteriorating patient.
Supporting resources are available at www.weahsn.net/dp

West of England ED Collaborative: working together to spread the ED Safety Checklist.
Supporting resources are available at www.weahsn.net/ED-checklist

Safety in Numbers: a collaborative approach to improving safety culture in primary care.
Supporting resources are available at www.weahsn.net/wepcc1

Kevin Hunter, Patient Safety Programme Manager, said:

“After some difficulties with the trains and underground, we finally arrived and the buzz at the venue suggested a real sense of excitement and enthusiasm for this year’s Patient First conference.

“Across the two days, and as well as a dedicated Patient Safety Collaborative stand, the AHSNs were presenting their Patient Safety endeavours in the Best Practice theatre.  When the time arrived, our own safer care through NEWS presentation proved as popular as ever.

“The Patient Safety Collaborative dedicated poster display saw a significant number of delegates visiting the zone, and consequently a continuous stream of people interested and asking about our work in the West of England.  As well as the 3 projects we presented, they were especially interested to hear about how we had managed to encourage and engage every healthcare setting to deliver region wide improvement projects.  Taking A4 paper copies of our posters, as well as our NEWS cards to hand out proved a great success too!”

For more information on our Patient Safety Collaborative, please contact any member of the Patient Safety Team.

Pictured in the photo are: Kevin Hunter, Patient Safety Programme Manager, and Joanna Garrett, Patient Safety Improvement Lead.

 

Posted on November 22, 2017

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