Our approach to changing the culture of caring for the acutely unwell patient at a large UK teaching hospital: A service improvement focus on Early Warning Scoring tools

May 22, 2015

Source: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing 31/2 pp. 106-15

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Date of publication:  April 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Early Warning Scoring tools have been in place in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust for over five years but compliance has been low. A service improvement project commenced across all admission wards in 2013. Prior to the project, only one out of five clinical care targets set were achieved. An established framework for service improvement was used to guide delivery. Since introduction of the service improvement team, consistent signs of improvement have been visible across the admission areas in four out of five of the clinical care targets. The first 12 months of the project has seen benefits in patient care and staff experience.

Length of Publication:  10 pages

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Improving safety in maternity services

May 28, 2012

Source:  The Kings Fund

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  In 2006 the inquiry ‘Safe Births: everybody’s business’ was published.  Further to this the ‘Safer Births Improvement Programme’ was published.  This programme supported 12 multidisciplinary maternity teams and the report shares their experiences and lessons learned.

Length of publication:  1 web page