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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in the North East and North Cumbria

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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Join us to learn more about the highly successful Patient Safety Collaborative programmes which are currently up and running in the North East and North Cumbria and find out how your organisation can get involved.

Recently, the AHSN NENC has been one of three AHSNs selected to lead the next phase of the Health Foundation’s Q initiative. We will be announcing its regional vision for the roll out of the Q initiative.

Our keynote speakers are Jim Mackey, Chief Executive of NHS Improvement and Penny Pereira, Deputy Director of Improvement and Programme Director for the Q initiative at The Health Foundation. The afternoon will comprise of interactive workshop sessions which are detailed below.

09:00-09:45 Registration and Exhibition
09:45-10:00 Welcome and Introduction 
  Dr. Seamus O'Neill, Chief Executive

Professor Oliver James, Medical Director
10:00-10:15 National Overview
  Jim Mackey, Chief Executive
NHS Improvement
10:15-11:00 Patient Safety Project Presentations

Improving the Health Outcomes for Patients at Risk of Fragility Fracture and Promote Improvements in Bone Health
Rachel Carter, Falls Study Practice Development Coordinator
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Implementing Hospital Care Bundles for Patient with Sepsis or Community Acquired Pneumonia
Mr. Tony Roberts
Patient Safety Collaborative Programme Lead, AHSN NENC
Joint Deputy Director, North East Quality Observatory Service (NEQOS)
Deputy Director (Clinical Effectiveness), South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paediatric Sepsis and Asthma; Crossing the Divide
Dr. Rachel Agbeko
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care /Q Founding Cohort, 
Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle University

11:00-11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30-12:15       Patient Safety Project Presentations

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
Jon Murray, AKI Regional Project Lead, AHSN NENC

Dr. Susan Hrisos, Senior Research Associate
Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University

North East Pressure Ulcer Reduction Collaborative
Dr. Bob Brown, Executive Director of Nursing, Allied Professions and Patient Safety/Q Founding Cohort, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

12:15-12:45    The Q Initiative
  Penny Pereira, Deputy Director of Improvement
The Health Foundation
12:45-13:15 Regional View for Q
13:15-14:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00-14:45 Interactive Workshop Sessions
  Quality and Safety Community
In the North East and North Cumbria we wish to support a critical mass and build on the region’s expertise to create a truly inclusive patient safety and quality improvement community. We wish to develop cohorts of frontline practitioners who do not currently have the skills and experience to successfully apply to be Q members but who show interest in this area and can be developed to be in a positon to join Q in future. In this interactive workshop we will share our vision for the future and welcome your feedback.

Digital Q: from next stages to ultimate QI
We believe that to face the challenges inherent in a complex health system and to truly support the regional Q community, it is important to provide an equal voice to all the involved stakeholders. If you wish to take part in the Health Foundation’s national Q initiative by becoming a Q member, join this participatory workshop co-facilitated by the Health Foundation which aims to gather ideas for the next stage of Q digital as well as what an ultimate QI infrastructure could look like.

Mortality Workshop
Hospital mortality continues to be a key topic for the NHS. This workshop will examine the work the AHSN has been supporting to develop a standardised approach to Mortality Case Review across acute Trusts in the region, ahead of the rollout of the National programme being led by the Royal College of Physicians. The results of pilot work will be presented and we will also be demonstrating the secure on-line system that has been developed. The workshop will discuss how best this work can be developed and used to improve the care of patients.

14:45-15:30         The Way Forward...
  Join all the delegates to shape the regional Patient Safety and Quality Improvement agenda.
15:30-16:00 Feedback and Closing Remarks
16:00 Close


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Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead
NE8 2AR Gateshead
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is dedicated to improving healthcare, driving wealth creation and promoting research participation across the region.

The AHSN NENC is part of a national network of 15 AHSNs that have been set up across the country by the Department of Health to identify, adopt and disseminate innovative healthcare in the NHS.

The AHSNs act as system-wide integrators to promote health improvement in the regions they serve. This means acting locally to support our NHS organisations and systems to tackle issues that can only be solved through collaborative working.

Within the North East and North Cumbria our aim is to deliver a step change in the way healthcare providers and commissioners work together to understand the local priorities and address these through identification, adoption and spread of best practice and innovation.

The innovative approaches we are seeking to identify and promote range from showcasing novel or disruptive technologies through to promoting the adherence to NICE Guidance and Technology Appraisals.

Our collaborative working with the other 14 AHSNs nationally allows us to source proven approaches and innovations so that they can be available here. We also contribute similar exemplar innovations and local improvement successes to the national effort.

We have Programmes of work established or in development on:

Respiratory Care
Elderly Care
Atrial Fibrillation
Mental Health

There are also cross-cutting programmes on:

Patient Safety
Medicines Optimisation
Patient and Public Involvement

All the programmes have, or are working up, engagement strategies, interventions, and partnerships with industry. The managerial and clinical leadership of the programmes are responsible for developing measurable impacts and returns on investment.



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