A Mid-Year Report on a programme supported and funded by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative has now been published. The Safer Provision and Caring Excellence (SPACE) Programme has been developed by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC), and is being designed and delivered in collaboration with Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Wolverhampton CCG. The SPACE programme is a large-scale care home improvement programme being undertaken in the West Midlands which aims to strengthen safety culture and reduce the incidence of adverse safety events.
Some of the findings/quotes to come out of the report include:
- 'There has been strong engagement from care homes in their uptake of risk monitoring tools such as safety crosses, and positive signs that the generic tools are being adapted by managers and staff to monitor specific areas of safety within their own care home.'
- 'There has also been positive engagement with PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) techniques and with approaches to assessing safety that move away from assigning blame when an adverse event occurs, towards ‘celebrating success’, as evidenced by the widespread acceptance of the philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry introduced by programme facilitators in both Walsall and Wolverhampton.'
- 'There were also reports of improvements to teamwork, communication and sharing of best practice – both within individual care homes and across the wider network of care homes participating in SPACE.'
Click here to read the report.