Team update: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

June 28, 2011

Source: Patient Safety First Safety Express Newsletter Issue 6 p6

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Date of publication: 23 May 2011

Publication type: Newsletter

In a nutshell: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have been given a place on the NHS North West and the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQUA) Safety Express Programme.  This is an acknowledgement of their work in safe guarding their patients.  The first stage of the programme is to focus on the 4 harms (falls, VTE, catheter related urinary infections and pressure ulcers

Length of Publication: 1 page

How to guide to venous thromboembolism risk assessment

February 28, 2011

Source: National Reporting and Learning Agency

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Date of publication: 2 February 2011

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell:  This is a ‘How to’ guide to support NHS organisations in carrying out venous thromboembolism risk assessments on newly admitted patients.  It builds on existing resources and supports the implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Quality Standards Programme, CQUIN requirements and NICE Guideline 92.

Length of publication:1 web page

Acknowledgement: National Patient Safety Agency

Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism

January 28, 2011

Source: SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network)

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Guidelines

In a nutshell: This report provides recommendations on preventing and managing venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Length of publication: 107 pages

Some important notes: Supporting evidence can be found on the SIGN website

Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence

The QIPP Safe Care Work Stream: Safety Express

December 22, 2010


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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article from AQuA looks at the national improvement programme starting in January 2011, focussing on supporting improvements to deliver ‘no harm care’ to increase  both efficiency and cost savings in four areas:  serious harm from falls, urinary tract infections from catheters, pressure ulcers and Venous Thrombembolism (VTE).

Length of publication: 3 pages

Acknowledgement: Department of Health Workstream: Safe Care