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Patient Safety Awards Winners 2019

The winners of the 2019 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.
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04 JUL 2019


Winner: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust - Reducing falls through our falls QI collaborative​

Highly commended: Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals FT - Improving Medication Safety - The '30/30' Aim
Finalists:
• Cheshire & Wirral Partnership FT - Improving medicines safety for people with serious mental illness through digital referrals to community pharmacy
• Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust in partnership with Spark the Difference - Beyond systems and processes: improving patient safety by focusing on what matters to patients
• Innovation Agency (AHSN for the North West Coast) - The North West Coast Atrial Fibrillation Collaborative
• Push Doctor - Perfect Week Programme
• Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust - E-handover: Improving safety of handover of patient information
• Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT - Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) A Journey Towards Outstanding Care
• The Rotherham FT - Reducing mortality through interventions in the fractured neck of femur pathway
• The Royal Wolverhampton Trust - Expanding an Innovative Nurse-Led Gastroenterology Day-Case Service
• Walsall Healthcare Trust - An AI approach to the transformation of the safety culture within the organisation

Winner: East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative, hosted by the AHSN - LPZ - Care Homes Harms Prevalence Audit Tool and QI Programme​

Finalists:
• AT Learning - EZ Doc Project
• Bolton FT, Western Sussex Hospitals FT, Sussex MSK Partnership, Manchester Metropolitan University - Raising awareness of diagnosis and management of cauda equina syndrome
• Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust - Inter-professional trust-wide embedding of human factors
• Greenbrook Healthcare - Sepsis Awareness Campaign for Urgent Care Clinicians
• Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals FT - Human factors training and safety culture in a tertiary maternity unit
• Nottingham University Hospitals Trust - ED Foundation Nurse Programme - NUH
•  South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust - Improving the Care of Patients on High Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy
• Spectrum Community Health CIC - SMS First Aid in a Prison Setting
• West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust - Improvement project for nasogastric tube management on an acute stroke unit

 

Winner: Oxehealth and Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust - Innovative technology to improve dementia care in mental health​

Highly commended: Imperial College Healthcare Trust and Ashford & St Peters FT - Outpatient local anaesthetic Trans-urethral Laser Ablation of Non Muscle Invasive Bladder Tumours (TULA)
Finalists:
• Cambridge University Hospitals FT - 42% reduction in sepsis mortality through digital technology
• Cardiff & Vale UHB - NHS Wales PROMs, PREMs and Effectiveness Programme: innovating to improve care
• Cardiff & Vale UHB - Improving Outcomes Through Data
• Chesterfield Royal Hospital FT - Ensuring the safe and efficient management of medicines in a ward environment
• Hertfordshire Community Trust - Innovative safeguarding IT solution for sharing health information on children
• Homerton University Hospital FT - Action Card to Action Card Smart Phone App: Integrating technology into practice
• Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust-E - handover: Improving safety of handover of patient information
• Spirit Digital, part of Spirit Health Group - Regaining control & improving patient safety through remote monitoring
• University Hospital Southampton FT - Sample 360

 

Winner: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust: Parkinson's QI Collaborative - Collaboration to improve hospital care for people with Parkinson's​

Highly commended: Cardiff & Vale UHB - Staying Steady Schools: Intergenerational falls awareness sessions
Finalists:
• Bolton FT, Western Sussex Hospitals FT, Sussex MSK Partnership, Manchester Metropolitan University - Raising awareness of diagnosis and management of cauda equina syndrome
• Care UK and HMP Featherstone-The Safe and Effective Management of Psychoactive Substances
• Cheshire & Wirral Partnership FT-Improving medicines safety for people with serious mental illness through digital referrals to community pharmacy
• Homerton University Hospital FT & BD-Action Card to Action Card Smart Phone App: Integrating technology into practice
• Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT and Partners-High Volume Service User Programme
• Southern Health FT, Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service-Falls Friends Champions
• Surrey and Borders Partnership FT-Eliminating ground restraint when managing violent behaviour using the Safety Pod
• Warrington and Halton Hospitals FT-Improving services for people with mental health needs who present to A&E
• West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust: Paediatric Pharmacy Team-Druggle: A Medication Safety Huddle

 

Winner: Central and North West London FT and University College London FT - The Oncology Symptom Control Unit​

Highly commended: Manchester University FT - Wythenshawe Hospital - Lung Health Check Programme

Finalists:

• Medway Maritime FT-Breast Cancer Care " Improvised Approach"•
• The Christie Hospital FT-High Quality Acute Medical Care in Oncology: Mitigating the risk of Acute Kidney Injury

 

Winner: Royal Free London FT - Development of a digitally enabled pathway for Acute Kidney Injury to deliver better, safer patient care​

Finalists:
• Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust: AQuA - Improving the recognition & treatment of sepsis across multiple hospital sites
• South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust - Using education and simulation to improve identification and escalation of the deteriorating patient
• Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust - Improving efficiency and patient safety through an Emergency Call Safety Huddle
• University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay FT - Improving the screening for and treatment of sepsis in ED and inpatients

 

Winner: Care UK - End of Life Care at HMP Dartmoor​

Finalists:
• County Durham and Darlington FT - The Acute Intervention Team
• Hospice in the Weald-Re - thinking Falls at the End of Life
• Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust in partnership with Spark the Difference - Removing the Elephant in the Room: Supporting staff to talk about death and dying

 

Winner: Essex County Council: Provider Quality Innovation Team - Prosper Programme for Care and Nursing Homes​

Highly commended: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust - Reducing falls through our falls QI collaborative

Finalists:
• Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals FT - What Matters to You: A patient, family and staff focused model of care
• Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust in partnership with Oxehealth - Safer Dementia Care in Mental Health Hospitals
• East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative, hosted by the AHSN - LPZ - Care Homes Harms Prevalence Audit Tool and QI Programme
• North East Ambulance Service FT in partnership with Gateshead Health FT - Developing partnership pathways to improve outcomes for elderly patients having falls
• Northamptonshire Healthcare FT - Nutrition and Hydration Collaborative
• Northumberland Tyne & Wear FT - Pathway Support: Improving the patient experience, performance and cost efficiency in transitions of care
• Northumbria Healthcare FT - Keeping patient safety AFLOAT (Avoiding Falls Level of Observation Tool)
• Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care FT - Digital Health Service: Using digital technology to deliver care to older people
• Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care FT - Reducing frailty, falls and fragility across the neighbourhood

 

Winner: Northumbria Healthcare FT - QIST: Avoiding surgical site infection at the time of surgery

Highly commended: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust - Ward pharmacist initiative to question antibiotic course lengths for inpatients and on discharge prescriptions


Finalists
• Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals FT - Reduction in SSI in patients with hip fractures
• King Saud Medical City - Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rate: Experience from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• Northampton General Hospital Trust - Protecting Patients from Infection: Improving topical prophylaxis compliance in surgery

 

Winner: Arden & GEM CSU with Norwich CCG - Improving patient safety through annual care home medication reviews​

Finalists:
• Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals FT - Improving Medication Safety - The '30/30' Aim
• AT Medics - Medicines Management Initiative - EZ Analytics
• Central London Community Healthcare Trust - Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Services
• Cheshire & Wirral Partnership FT - Improving medicines safety for people with serious mental illness through digital referrals to community pharmacy
• Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group - Tackling Look-Alike Sound-Alike (LASA) Medicines
• Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust - Reducing the rate of missed doses of critical medicines & dispensing errors via the adoption of new technology & ways of working
• Salford Royal FT part of the Northern Care Alliance and Salford CCG - Salford Integrated Medicines Optimisation Team (SIMOT)

Winner: University Hospitals Bristol FT and West of England AHSN - PReCePT1 (Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour) Quality Improvement Initiative​

Highly commended: George Eliot Hospital Trust - Keeping Babies Warm

Finalists:
• Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals FT - Project Joey
•  Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust - Induction of labour using a cervical ripening balloon QI project
• Barts Health Trust & Tower Hamlets Homebirth Team - Tower Hamlets Homebirth Team
• Northumbria Healthcare FT - Improving Maternity Care: Maximising patient involvement in developing services for women with perinatal psychological trauma
• Royal Free London FT - Keeping Mothers and Babies Together CPG
• University Maternity Hospital Limerick-Impact of single - use negative pressure wound therapy on surgical incisions following obstetric surgery

Winner: Northumbria Healthcare FT - HIP QIP breakthrough series collaborative - saving lives with better hip fracture care​

Highly commended: Royal Papworth Hospital FT - Papworth Haemostasis Checklist


Finalists:
• Advancing Quality Alliance - Improving Outcomes for Hip and Knee Replacement Patients by Supporting Early Mobilisation and Pre-operative Education
• Cambridge University Hospitals FT - Enhancing the Emergency General Surgical Service: an example of the aggregation of marginal gains
• Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust - Think Drink
• Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals FT - Making Surgery Safer in Patients with Diabetes
• Stockport FT: ERAS+ Team - ERAS+ for Colorectal Surgical Patients at Stockport FT
• York Teaching Hospital FT - York Perioperative Medicine Service

 

Winner: One Health Lewisham - Lewisham GP 3TT Pilot​

Highly commended: Q doctor - Clinical Governance & Risk Management

Finalists:
• All Wales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum - Report, Investigate, Learn: A collaborative approach to reducing pressure damage harm across Wales
• Care UK - P.R.O.T.E.C.T.
• eConsult Health - Clinical Governance
•  Humber Teaching FT - Huddling up for Safety: An organisational approach
• North East Ambulance Service FT - Family Liaison Officers in the NHS
• Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust-E - handover: Improving safety of handover of patient information

 

Winner: Northamptonshire Healthcare FT - Treatment of sexual offending in men with mild learning disabilities in the community​

Finalists:
• Chelsea & Westminster Hospital FT - Setting up a Project SEARCH programme for young people on the autistic spectrum and/or with a learning disability
• North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust - Reducing the risk of suicide and self-harm in people with a learning disability
• Sheffield Health and Social Care FT - Clinical Progress Tracker: Plotting progress, measuring outcomes planning for a timely discharge
• Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT - Empowering the delivery of holistic care for people with learning disabilities

Winner: Croydon Health Services Trust - Real time data clinically prioritising through the ED imaging workflow​

Finalists:
• Cambridge University Hospitals FT - 42% reduction in sepsis mortality through digital technology
•  eConsult Health with Bexley CCG - eTriage in Urgent and Emergency Care
• Homerton University Hospital FT - Urology Collaborative
• The Hillingdon Hospitals FT - Improving Ambulance Handover Times

 

Winner: Imperial College Health Partners; Oxford AHSN; Patient Safety Measurement Unit - Evaluating Sepsis Improvement Programmes: The suspicion of sepsis insights dashboard​

​​Highly commended: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health FT - Response packs leading the way to better management of self-harm
Finalists:
• Calderdale Royal Hospital, Calderdale and Huddersfield FT - Acute Floor Initiative
• Cheshire & Wirral Partnership FT - Use of digital technology to make medicines safer for patients with serious mental illness
• Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch - Adapting police family liaison approaches for use in patient safety investigations
• Healum - Digital platform for personalised self-management of long-term conditions
•  Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals FT - Ginty's Goggles
• Northumbria Healthcare FT - Scaling up quality improvement in surgical teams
• Patient Safety Academy - Independent incident analysis and learning review
•  The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals FT and Dorset HealthCare University FT - Quick access to the Multidisciplinary Diabetes Foot Service Team saved my toe from amputation

 

Winner: Northamptonshire Healthcare FT - Crisis Community Services​

Highly commended: Northumbria Healthcare FT - Increasing detection and intervention with perinatal psychological trauma
Finalists:
• Cheshire & Wirral Partnership FT - Use of digital technology to make medicines safer for patients with serious mental illness
• South London and Maudsley FT - Reducing violence & aggression in forensic medium secure settings
• Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy - Mental health structured judgement review training programme

 

Winner: Bradford Teaching Hospitals FT - Sketchnotes and Pictorials in Healthcare

Finalists:
• AT Medics - Diabetes Project
• AT Medics - Influenza Project
• Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust - Making the neonatal intensive care unit safer in 5 minutes
•  Calderdale Royal Hospital, Calderdale and Huddersfield FT - The Acute Floor: new bed base to improve patient safety on an acute medical unit
• eConsult Health - eTriage Patient Safety Innovation in Bexley Urgent Care Centre
• Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle - Reducing Pressure Damage: A new approach to a long standing problem
• Northumbria Healthcare FT - QIST: Improving patient safety at scale across the NHS
•  Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust - E-handover: Improving safety of handover of patient information
• Sheffield Children's FT - Paediatric fast-track dental treatment
• The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital FT - Using combined physical and psychological treatment to improve health related quality of life in patients with back pain

 

Winner: Mersey Care FT - No Force First​

Finalists:
• Care UK - P.R.O.T.E.C.T.
• Imperial College Healthcare Trust - Continuously improving our safety culture
• Liverpool Women's FT and Outcome Enginuity - Improving Culture Improving Lives
•  Medway Maritime FT - " Breast cancer care ", Medway at its Best
•  Northamptonshire Healthcare FT - Quality and Safety at the Foundation of All We Do
• Nuffield Health - Improving Patient Safety: Be Bold, Be Brave, Speak Out
• University Hospitals of Leicester Trust - Junior Doctor Gripe tool
• Walsall Healthcare Trust - An AI approach to the transformation of the safety culture within the organisation
• Warrington and Halton Hospitals FT - Trust Wide Safety Huddle

 

Winner: Spectrum Community Health CIC - Outreach: Engaging with Vulnerable People​

Finalists:
• Bristol Community Health - Wound Care Service In-reach Model
• Central and North West London FT - Reducing Falls in Care Homes
• Cheshire & Wirral Partnership FT - Proactive Cardiometabolic intervention in mental health
• Devon Doctors - Discharge to Assess
• East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative, hosted by the AHSN - LPZ - Care Homes Harms Prevalence Audit Tool and QI Programme
• Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust - Improving care for patients at risk of falls at Teddington Memorial Hospital

 

Winner: Nottinghamshire Healthcare FT - Reducing restrictive practices and improving staff morale on a high secure hospital intensive care ward for female patients​

Finalists:
• Care UK and HMP Featherstone - The Safe and Effective Management of Psychoactive Substances
• Hywel Dda University Health Board - Health board drives forward the patient safety culture agenda: A programme of patient safety initiatives
• Northumbria Healthcare FT - Saving lives with evidence based hip fracture care: The critical role of enhanced nutrition
• Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust - Diabetes Safe Wards: A whole systems approach to improving safety and reducing insulin errors
• Walsall Healthcare Trust - A passionate patient safety team paving the way for others to follow using an AI approach

 

Winner: Northumbria Healthcare FT - Prioritising Patient Safety and Quality the Northumbria Way​

Finalists:
• Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust in partnership with Spark the Difference-Our Journey to Outstanding: Committing to what matters to patients
• Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust - From Good to Outstanding: SASH+ in action
• Walsall Healthcare Trust - An AI approach to the transformation of the safety culture within the organisation

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