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Q is for Quality - A North East & North Cumbria Q Showcase Community Event

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Newcastle Racecourse

High Gosforth Park

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Our show case event will bring together our Q & QI community and their invited guests from across the Region. We are encouraging the Q & QI community from across the North East and North Cumbria to invite and bring along friends / colleagues to celebrate and share Q & QI philosophy, methodology and adoption opportunities.

The programme includes National and regional key note speakers, who will update on the future of Q, the importance and growth of QI capability and how both can complement one another. The programme also includes exciting workshops showcasing, initiatives / improvements / learning from across the region in an original and interactive way.

By attending you will gain a comprehensive insight into, the potential to share and act as a point of contact in QI methodology, coaching and training opportunities that are available across the region and how to access them.

The event will provide a terrific networking opportunity for the existing Q & QI community and their invited guests to, break down myths / barriers about both Q & QI by actively promoting the grow both communities and capability across the region.


WORKSHOPS

Morning Breakout Sessions

BReATHE – Beating Regional Asthma Through Health Education: an innovative approach to improving paediatric asthma care

Dr Jennifer Townshend
Consultant Paediatrician, GNCH

Asthma still kills. The UK has the worst asthma outcomes in Europe and the North East has amongst the worst asthma outcomes in the country. Simple measures known to improve asthma outcomes are not routinely followed, care between services is often fragmented and there is a lack of appreciation from health professionals to patients themselves that asthma can still kill.

Following the tragic death of a young teenager in our region, a regional, innovative and collaborative approach was developed to address asthma care in these key areas with significant improvements in outcomes.

This presentation will showcase the BReATHE interventions and outcomes and discuss potential future collaborations to extend the success of this programme further.

Quality Improvement in Clinical Practice – Making It Happen

Dr Elaine Gouk
Consultant and Clinical Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Michelle Matchett
Professional Midwifery Advocate
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

We joined Wave 1 of the National Maternal & Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative in 2017 and undertook training in quality improvement (QI) methodology. We then had the task of putting our newly acquired QI knowledge into practice, in a busy clinical environment. We encountered challenges along the way, however two years on and we are now seeing the positive impact our QI work is having on our service delivery. We are expanding our QI portfolio and have new projects and project leads within the department. We aim to share our experience, our mistakes, our successes and our tips for implementing a QI project in clinical practice.


The Acute Intervention Team: Supporting both palliative care and critical care

Lisa Ward
Early Detection and Resuscitation Lead Nurse
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Richard Hixson
Consultant Anaesthetist
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy Nicholson
Palliative Care Consultant
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

The presentation explains how CDDFT used their understanding of issues relating to patient deterioration and developed a bespoke model of response capturing the challenges of providing both critical and palliative care outreach 24/7 within a single Acute Intervention Team. It will be explained how the team identified the need, designed the model, secured funding and introduced the new team Trustwide. Outcome data covering the first two years post-implementation and plans for future development will be included.

HIPQIP Northumbria

Annie Laverty
Chief Experience Officer
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the British Orthopaedic Association and Academic Health Science Network for the North East and Cumbria, with evaluation by the Royal College of Physicians – this patient safety collaborative was implemented in five NHS hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The aim was to improve care for hip fracture patients via a multidisciplinary, pathway approach and save 100 additional lives. The work, funded by The Health Foundation as part of their Scaling Up Improvement programme, involved replicating the learning from HIP QIP, a successful hip fracture quality improvement project at Northumbria.

Improving Flow Across Orthopaedic Trauma Wards at the Cumberland Infirmary by proving the right care at the right time

Nicola Martin
Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, North Cumbria University Hospitals

Jennifer James
Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, North Cumbria University Hospitals

Nicola and Jen have worked within the Trust for over 15 years and are passionate about patient care and the role of occupational therapy within the acute setting. Nicola currently leads in acute stroke/neuro rehab and Jen leads the acute service.

The project was supported by CLIC who assisted in reviewing the service that they provide and implementing changes to their practice. The outcome of the project was that patients were seen by the Occupational Therapy service much sooner, length of stay was reduced, and quality therapy outcome measures improved.


QI Myth Busting

Julia Wood
NENC Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Lead
Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria

Alex Davis
Q Programme Manager, The Health Foundation

New to quality improvement? This session will help you understand what QI is, what is isn’t, and how we often use QI without even realising it. The session will close with an overview as to why you should join Q and how you can do this.


Afternoon breakout sessions

Joy in Work

Dr Susy Cook
Associate Dean (International), School of Health & Social Care
Teesside University

Julia Wood
NENC Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Lead
Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria

Would you like you and others around you to enjoy work more? Yes? Then this session is for you! Come along and hear how:
• You can make changes which will improve your work day (based on the IHI [Institute for Healthcare Improvement] methodology)
• How the things you do can influence whether others have a good day or not and what you can do about it (based on the 15sec30min methodology)

Evaluation of AQuA Patient Safety/QI training for QI Leaders

Dr Annette Richardson
Quality Improvement Programme Manager – Regional
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Staff delivering care are rarely trained on making improvements so increasing their capability is a key local, regional and national priority.
An evaluation assessed the impact of AQuA QI training on QI leaders with a focus on their confidence to lead their QI programme across the North East and North Cumbria AHSN.
A cohort of 13 multi-professional staff from four acute Trusts evaluated the programme and findings will be shared
A number of future recommendations are suggested including training for QI leaders

What is a positive safety culture and how do I know if my team has one?

Ruth James
Safety Culture Collaborative Programme Lead
Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria.

This workshop will provide the opportunity to hear about the national patient safety collaborative work to improve safety culture and what this work is telling us about safety culture in our providers. The session will include examples of how to evaluate and improve safety culture in teams.

Human Factors and QI

Mr Jon Hansen
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon,
Senior Education Tutor,
Simulation Lead,
HENEE Chair of Faculty of Patient Safety
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Explore how human factors and Qi are Intimately related

Engaging Service Users in QI

Annie Laverty
Chief Experience Officer
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Annie Laverty – Chief Experience Officer at Northumbria Healthcare will describe what it has meant to build a real time patient and staff experience programme in her own organisation. Definitions of coproduction will be explored, together with what gets in the way of working in partnership with patients to improve care.

QI Myth Busting

Tony Roberts
Patient Safety Lead, Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria, (AHSN NENC), Deputy Director (Clinical Effectiveness), South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Deputy Director, North East Quality Observatory Service (NEQOS)

Alex Davis
Q Programme Manager, The Health Foundation

New to quality improvement? This session will help you understand what QI is, what is isn’t, and how we often use QI without even realising it. The session will close with an overview as to why you should join Q and how you can do this.






For further information please contact sarah.black@ahsn-nenc.org.uk




  • Dr Cheryl Crocker

    Dr Cheryl Crocker

    AHSN Network Patient Safety Director
  • Alex Davis

    Alex Davis

    The Health Foundation Q Programme Manager
  • Dr Séamus O’Neill

    Dr Séamus O’Neill

    AHSN NENC Chief Executive
  • Mr.Tony Roberts

    Mr.Tony Roberts

    AHSN NENC Patient Safety Lead
  • Julia Wood

    Julia Wood

    AHSN NENC NENC Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Lead

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact sarah.black@ahsn-nenc.org.uk

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 5HP

Ideally located in the North East of England. Follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A19 and main approach roads to Newcastle.

By Road
Ideally located in the North East of England. Follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A19 and main approach roads to Newcastle.

By Bus
Numbers 43 and 44 leave from Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre every few minutes and arrive at a stop just outside the racecourse road entrance. There is a free shuttle bus service on Friday and weekend racedays that runs from Four Lane Ends & Regent Centre Metro Stations to the racecourse, beginning an hour and a half before racing, and then returns from the racecourse to the same metro stations directly after racing.

By Rail
Newcastle Central Station is 15 minutes by taxi. Regent Centre Metro Station is situated 2 miles from the racecourse.

By Air
Newcastle International Airport is situated 6 miles from the racecourse, and is easily accessible. Helicopters can land at the racecourse, please contact directly for details.

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No you dont have to bring your ticket along

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