Patient Safety Award
Awarded to the NHS Trust which has made great strides in providing a safe hospital environment for patients, and has taken action to reduce Hospital Acquired infections and mortality rates.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
In May this year, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust announced that it had developed CareScan+, a point of care scanning solution used to enhance patient safety. CareScan+ uses the information contained within barcodes to identify patients and staff. It is also used to track and monitor the use of medical equipment, surgical implants and other medical supplies. CareScan+ was trialled in late 2019 and was used by clinical staff to scan items prior to being used in the operating theatre.
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Infection Control
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is leading an ambitious programme to drive forward improvements for patients having hip and knee replacement surgery across the NHS. Working with 30 organisations, the Quality Improvement in Surgical Teams collaborative (QIST) will ‘scale up’ clinical interventions to improve care for patients with mild anaemia, who are at a higher risk of needing a blood transfusion following surgery and of other complications. The project introduces screening for anaemia and treating patients with iron before surgery and has also evaluated the use of body wash and nasal gel treatments for patients carrying the bug. The overall aim is for these interventions to become routine clinical practice across the NHS.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT - Diabetes team
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust - Pathway Support Programme
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust - A&E imaging
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Safety Huddles in which staff get together to discuss patient harms and safety issues. Staff from all roles take part in updating the team with information and insight into patient risk and the actions they plan to take to prevent harm. Staff who have participated in the huddles report they feel empowered and more confident in the huddle to speak about patient safety concerns. 90 per cent of wards now have a daily huddle.
University Hospital Southampton
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals’ NHS Trust
West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Aggression and violence are challenges within psychiatric facilities, particularly during medication rounds, meal times or handover periods. West London Forensic Services developed a series of measures to reduce the use of physical restraints, medication or seclusion. This has meant staff and patients can spend more time engaged in therapeutic activity or on other duties. It also has a significant benefit on staff morale and has the potential to improve staff retention.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group
North East London Foundation Trust/BHR Clinical Commissioning Group
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Since taking over Wexham Park Hospital in 2014, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust has brought about a remarkable turnaround, with the CQC now recognising a strong patient safety culture at the hospital. Avoidable harm rates have been significantly reduced, a ‘Sign up to Safety’ campaign saw 500 staff make personal pledges to improve safety and formal complaints at Heatherwood and Wexham Park fell by 62 per cent over the last year.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital - Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
Essex County Council - PROSPER Programme
NHS Fife - Patient Track
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA)
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation
The identification and treatment of sepsis is exemplary at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A set of six internationally recognised clinical interventions are performed within the first hour of diagnosis. These, including early prescription of antibiotics and administering oxygen, have helped to increase survival by up to 30 per cent.
NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust