Patient safety takes centre stage
Preparations are under way for the first Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative workshop on 3 March. This will be a ‘working meeting’ with a strong focus on our four initial priority safety programmes (lead in brackets):
- reducing acute kidney injury (Emma Vaux, Royal Berks)
- improving medication safety (Boo Vadher, Oxford AHSN Medicines Optimisation Lead)
- reducing pressure ulcers (Ria Betteridge, Oxford University Hospitals)
- improving safety in mental health (Jill Bailey, see below).
Jill Bailey has joined us as Head of Patient Safety on secondment from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Recruitment is under way for two network managers to support our safety programmes.
A key focus at this stage is data collection and analysis. Prof Charles Vincent
, Oxford AHSN patient safety lead, said: “It’s very important that we know what is happening across our region so that we are measuring the right things – and start from the right place so that we can assess the progress we are making.”
In this video
Charles sets out the aims and priorities of the Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative in more detail.
National role for Patient Safety Academy
Peter McCulloch, Director of the Patient Safety Academy
(PSA), has been invited onto Health Education England's Learning to be Safer Expert Group (EG).
This provides an excellent opportunity for the PSA to help shape the national agenda around the delivery of Human Factors education and training.
The EG is chaired by Prof Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing at HEE, and Prof Jane Reid, National Quality Board Advisor.