Two collaborations with key input from the Oxford AHSN have won national patient safety awards.
The Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Insights dashboard took the Best Emerging Solution prize at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards.
It was developed by Imperial College Health Partners and the Patient Safety Measurement Unit building on initial work by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative on a methodology for measuring sepsis. For the first time it enables reliable data to be harnessed to monitor and assess the impact of interventions on deteriorating patients with SOS.
The judges said: “We were particularly impressed with the collaborative work this team undertook and the scale and pace of this project. We also commend the ambitious plans for further development.”
Another patient safety initiative, this time to improve prescribing of anticoagulants in primary care led by Dr Susie Shapiro, a Consultant Haemotologist at Oxford University Hospitals, won the patient safety category at the Royal College of Pathologists Excellence Awards.
The award recognises a successful collaboration between the OUH, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the Oxford AHSN and commercial partners which led to a new anticoagulant optimisation service being commissioned.
Resources available from person-centred approaches event
Practitioners, patients, educators and others from health and social care and beyond came together in May to explore person-centred approaches. Presentations from the event organised by the Oxford AHSN's Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience team are now available.
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