March 2019

Innovative approach to improving patient safety put NHS in the world spotlight

Innovative approach to improving patient safety put NHS in the world spotlight

27 March 2019

Helen Hunt, Patient Safety Assistant Programme Manager at West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, took this innovative approach to healthcare onto the world stage for the very first time. Helen is one of a team of speakers who delivered a keynote speech on, “Prospecting for the Positive – What matters and what gives life; Finding Everyday Excellence” to the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Nice last week. Despite the conference being in its fourth year, this is the first time the spotlight has been on healthcare.

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Carers manual presented at deterioration workshop

Carers manual presented at deterioration workshop

20 March 2019

A carers manual designed to help care home staff recognise early signs of deterioration in care home residents, has been launched at a deterioration workshop held at Bescot Stadium, Walsall this month.

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Human Factors for Health and Social Care white paper launched

Human Factors for Health and Social Care white paper launched

19 March 2019

The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative joined University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Human Factors faculty and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) earlier this month to launch the CIEHF white paper, "Human Factors for Health and Social Care.”

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Emergency Laparotomy Collective Launched in West Midlands

Emergency Laparotomy Collective Launched in West Midlands

18 March 2019

Hospital teams from across the West Midlands gathered in Birmingham for the launch of the region’s Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC). The initiative, overseen by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), aims to scale up the successful work done previously by the original collaborative, leading to small step improvements in care. These marginal gains will then lead to significant improvements in care, ultimately saving more lives and allowing more patients to return to an active and healthy life.

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Improving patient safety through collaboration – King’s Fund publish independent report on the work of Patient Safety Collaboratives

12 March 2019

The King’s Fund has published its independent report on the progress and impact made by England’s Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) in their first four years.

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