Patient Safety Collaborative Newsletter Dec 2019

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Christmas wishes from Caroline Angel, Director Patient Safety.  The final newsletter on 2019.

NHS Innovation Accelerator Insights

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Welcome to the December edition of INSIGHTS from the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - the last of 2019. This year was a busy one for our innovators: NIA innovations are now available in over 2,120 NHS sites and Fellows have now raised a total of £134.4m in external funding. We will be welcoming our 5th cohort of Fellows in March 2020 and look forward to continuing to share insights with you in the new year. Read on for the latest updates from our Fellows and a recap of this year's most read blog posts.  

Read the stories from innovators and fellows in 2019.  You will remember Arjun Panesar, who presented his low carb programme to the Citizens' Senate.  I believe one or two of you elected to trial the programme?

Patient Safety Collaborative Newsletter Jan 2020

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Hello, 2020!

Happy new year and welcome to our first newsletter of 2020. 

I'm delighted to report that we've really hit the ground running with some exciting work for this year. We're continuing with all of our programmes and have started planning for 2020/21. There are updates on a number of our programmes including the Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative, COPD discharge bundle and Deterioration.

We'd be very happy to hear from you if you have any comments or questions as our work progresses. 

Here's to a happy and healthy new year and we look forward to working with you to improve patient safety in 2020. 

Caroline Angel, Director – Patient Safety
Eastern Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC)

Patient Safety Collaborative Newsletter Nov 2019

Saturday, 30 November, 2019

The Medicine Safety Improvement Programme (MedSIP) aims to reduce errors in the administration of medicines in care homes, thus improving the safety and experience of care.  Many CCGs are embarking on a campaign to raise awareness and change the culture of medicine waste.  Patient Participation Groups are being engaged to help in the campaign.  Read more....

Patient Safety Collaborative Newsletter - Sep 2019

Saturday, 9 November, 2019

September has been a very busy time for us - we have kickstarted autumn with our first Long Term Ventilation workshop, Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative event, plus Human Factors and Measurement for Improvement masterclasses. You can read more about some of these events in this Newsletter

Caroline Angel, Director – Patient Safety, Eastern Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC)

Patient Safety Collaborative Newsletter - Oct 2019

Saturday, 9 November, 2019

1) The latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) impact report on maternity and neonatal care highlights some interesting findings on the impact of NICE guidance.

2) The NHS Improvement bi-annual official statistics reports include a raft of data sets, trends and analysis on patient safety incident reporting. The number of incidents reported to the NRLS for England continues to increase. Incident categories help us understand that certain types of incident are more common than others. Nationally, the top reported from April 2017-19 were ‘patient accident’, ‘implementation of care and ongoing monitoring/review’, ‘access, admission, transfer, discharge’ and ‘medication.’ which show a great connection to the PSC workstreams. 

Read more about these, as well as some exciting new workstreams in this issue