From March 2020, the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) refocused much of its work programme to support the system-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This page contains useful links to many of our resources and online training events. Whilst geared towards the COVID-19 response, we recognise many of the resources below are useful for non-COVID-19 patients and as we move into recovery from the pandemic.
COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards
The West of England AHSN supported the roll-out of ‘COVID Oximetry @home’ and ‘COVID virtual wards’ in our region. Our local support offer made use of our existing expertise, infrastructure and resources. By mid-May 2021 over 2000 patients had been enrolled on these services across our region.
In January 2022 systems received a letter (C1041-letter-supporting-hospital-discharge-covid-virtual-wards-13-jan-21.pdf) recommending that all integrated care systems (ICSs) immediately establish COVID virtual wards to support the earlier and safe discharge of COVID-19 inpatients in addition to their work on COVID Oximetry @home pathways.
Click here to find more information about COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards, including links to relevant resources and webinars.