Revealed: 2015 winners of the Patient Safety Awards

July 29, 2015

Source:  Health Service Journal 6 July, 2015

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Date of publicationJuly 2015

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: The Patient Safety Awards, now in their 7th year, celebrate individuals, whose innovative and creative initiatives have improved quality and made care safer for patients.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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Pursuing Zero – a winning approach to safety

June 25, 2014

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  May 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: In May, a team from Great Ormond Street Hospital Foundation Trust was named Berwick Patient Safety Team of the Year at the BMJ Awards. The team have helped the Trust to develop a culture where every member of staff focuses on the importance of providing safe, high quality care for children. The ‘Zero harm, no waits, no waste’ programme was established by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) seven years ago, with the aim of eliminating all harm to children in their care. The programme aims to embed a culture of improvement and safety throughout the organisation and key to this has been developing strong leadership for change. Throughout the programme the team has also made a point of involving patients and carers.

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Five minutes with … a patient safety champion

October 30, 2013

Source:  The Guardian, Friday 4 October 2013

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Date of publication:  October 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  As a patient safety champion, Colin Hewson, would like to see a more open and transparent culture in the NHS to help reduce avoidable harm. He works with a small team of enthusiastic patient safety champions, who attempt to bring their knowledge of reducing harm in high-risk sectors of industry to the NHS. Colin and the team introduced a programme called TalkSafe, which was selected as a finalist in the 2013 Patient Safety Awards.

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Northumbria wins national patient safety award

September 25, 2013

Source:  Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication:  July 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  A Foundation Trust in Northumbria has won a national award for improving the safety of patients in its hospitals. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust won the Patient Safety in Acute Care Award at the Patient Safety Awards 2013 for its positive approach which has reduced potential harm to patients. A multi-disciplinary team analyse a random sample of 40 patient case notes across all areas of the Trust each month to look at where safety improvements could be made. The Trust has won awards previously, including the Board Leadership category at the Patient Safety Awards in 2010, when the judges acknowledged that the board of directors is committed to improving patient safety and quality of care.

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Patient safety: where nothing is unavoidable.

May 28, 2012

Source:  BMJ. 2012 Mar 21;344:e2160.

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Article discussing the BMJ Group Improving Health Awards: Improvement in Patient Safety. The author, Anne Gulland, finds common characteristics among the nominees for the 2012 patient safety awards.

Length of publication:  1 web page

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