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AQuA Bulletin – October

October edition of AQuA News: https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/8994

In this edition you will find:

  • Advancing Quality extends into five new conditions
  • Cancer patients are setting the agenda with Shared Decision Making
  • Steve Fairman visits AQuA
  • Enhanced Recovery Dashboards
  • AQuA extends a very warm welcome to its two new board members Gary Doherty and Professor Michael West
  • The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat
  • Closing The Gap
  • AQuA’s safety programme lead Andrea McGuiness reflects on her and colleague Bernie O’Hare’s recent trip to IHI, Boston
  • New AQuA website and members’ area
  • Salford strives to combat malnutrition in older people
  • Using data to see the whole system – AQuA and ADASS Scorecard
  • Health Foundation host building capability for improving safety workshop
  • Introduction to Improvement Methodologies – onsite successes
  • Board, Governing Body and Senior Leader Development Programme 2014/15
  • Spotlight on AQuA Fellows
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Autumn updates from AQuA

Issue: 91 & Issue 92 are now available from the AQuA Portal (click to log on and download).

aqua-logo_Issue 91 – sample content includes:

  • The 2015 Challenge Manifesto: a time for action
  • A new settlement for health and social care
  • NHS England Chief Executive committed to improving dementia diagnosis
  • Horizon Scanning – CMO
  • Patient Experience – personalised’ mental health resource
  • Horizon Scanning
  • Safer Care   – treatment of sepsis
  • Integration – joined-up care for people with complex needs
  • Safer Care – CQC inspects independent hospitals

In Issue 92 you’ll find the Top Stories:

 

  • New MyNHS transparency site goes live
  • NHS England publishes Annual Review
  • FTs under pressure, analysis shows
  • Reducing Mortality
  • Patient Experience – cancer patients’ experience

 

Issue 90 of the AQuA Bulletin

aqua-logo_Click here to log-on and download from the AQuA website.

–         Update on Urgent and Emergency Care Review

–         A national review of choices in end-of-life care

–         Population level commissioning for the future

·         Productivity:   Focus on how money is spent, not just how much

·         Integration:     The relationship between delayed discharge and care home bed supply

·         Reducing Mortality:  Cancer survival in England by stage

 ·         Safer Care:   National flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals

 ·         Public Health:  Ambitious for recovery: tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK

 ·         Reducing Mortality:  NHS England sets out plan for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund

 ·         Productivity:  Help for NHS to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants

 ·         Patient Experience:  Aim to improve patient protection and public confidence in doctors

 ·         Prevention:  Asthma admissions rise in September

 ·         Safer Care:  Model process flowchart for raising concerns

 ·         Prevention:   MRSA screening and suppression guidance

 ·         Data & Intelligence:    Data round up

AQuA Roundup: July

If you haven’t visited AQuA recently, here’s a sample of their latest content at https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/8870

In this edition you will find:

  • New AQuA frailty Research and Development initiative gets underway
  • AQuA Advanced Improvement Practitioner Programme
  • Are you looking for that next development opportunity?
  • Introduction to Improvement Methodologies – onsite successes
  • AQuA Mortality Network Collaborative
  • 2014/15 Safety Programme Schedule
  • AQuA Safety Portfolio
  • Spotlight on AQuA Fellows
  • Training for Shared Decision Making
  • Funding available for innovations to improve health care
  • Integrated Care final external evaluation report published by OPM
  • HPE goes LIVE
  • HSJ announce shortlists for 2014 awards
  • Opening the door to better outcomes with Shared Decision Making
  • Twitter round up

AquA topics for May

Just some of the topics in the latest AQuA Bulletin available online from the AQuA portal: click here to log on and download

  • Innovation   Funding available to scale up health care improvement
  • Productivity   Right Care casebooks link value for money
  • Reducing Mortality  Helping people live well for longer
  • Patient Experience   Better care for people with two or more long term conditions
  • Reducing Mortality Acute heart failure treatment improvement by specialist teams

Latest AQuA Bulletin – 25 April 2014

Issue 81 of the fortnightly AQuA Bulletin is now available for you to download
25 April 2014

AQuA Bulletin: Issue 80

Issue: 80 of the AQuA Bulletin is exclusively available on the AQuA Portal (click here to log on and download).aqua-logo_

AQuA aims to bring a mixture of tools and publications aimed at improving healthcare services, providing links to more information and resources, highlighting areas for action and participation.

In the current issue:

Top Stories

  • Reducing harm to patients
  • Updated Asthma IOP launched
  • BMJ Quality & Safety: a collection of key articles
  • Horizon Scanning  A new settlement for health and social care
  • Safer Care – New drive to end deliberate face-down restraint
  • Patient Experience – Right to ‘ask’ for personal health budgets begins
  • Innovation – Mental health teams in police stations and courts scheme goes live
  • Patient Experience -Hospital stays improving, finds CQC
  • Innovation -Guidance for unplanned admissions enhanced services
  • Horizon Scanning – Clinical commissioning groups one year on.
  • Safer Care – Professionals divided over hip fracture care
  • Public Health – CMO annual report published on state of the public’s
    health
  • Prevention – NICE recommends tests to help diagnose and manage asthma
  • Horizon Scanning – Update on rising scarlet fever numbers across England
  • Data & Intelligence – Data round up…

AQuA bulletin: October

aqua-logo_Issue 68 of the fortnightly AQuA Bulletin is now available for you to download

This site promotes a mixture of tools and publications aimed at improving healthcare services.  Registration is free.

Event: Improving Patient Flow within Urgent and Emergency Care Workshop

Improving Patient Flow within Urgent and Emergency Care Workshop event taking place at the Manchester Conference Centre on the 15 November 2013.

The workshop will look at the linkages between emergency care, frail older people, and the concerns about safety, patient experience, and mortality that have emerged from the Francis and Keogh Reports.

To register please go to https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/ and sign in.

Latest news from AQuA

Issue: 66 of the AQuA Bulletin is now exclusively available on the AQuA Portal (click here to log on and download).

  • Hunt – NHS must fundamentally change to solve A&E problems
  • NHS England supports winter plans for urgent and emergency services
  • Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund receives extension

  • Safer Care:  UK to Host G8 Dementia Summit
  • Reducing Mortality: Stoptober – Mass 28-day Stop Smoking Challenge
  • Patient Experience: Joint Briefing – The Francis Inquiry
  • Integration: Improving Integration within Mental Healthcare
  • Productivity: CCG Development Framework – A Clear Direction of Travel
  • Safer Care: How Do We Balance Cost-Effectiveness with Safety?
  • Patient Experience: Caldicott Information Governance Review
  • Prevention: Predicting Hospital Admission: An Observational Study
  • Patient Experience: The Shifting Nature of the Health & Social Care Divide
  • Innovation: Shine Innovation Programme Accepting Applications
  • Productivity: £1bn to Help A&Es and NHS Staff Access Medical Records
  • Data & Intelligence: Data round up…

July topics from AQuA

These workspaces were published in the last month:

Improving outcomes for Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is responsible for 85-95% of all diabetes in high-income countries and may account for an even higher percentage in low- and middle-income countries Up to 60% or more of type 2 diabetes is preventable by changing diet, increasing p…

Safety Seminars – Part of the AQuA Master Class Series

AQuA’s ongoing drive to support and promote patient safety in the North West.

Social Care

Benchmarking data for Social Care

AQuA weekly news

08 July 2013
08 July 2013
08 July 2013

July update from AQuA

https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/7540

In this edition you will find:

 

• AQuA launches Improving Outcomes Pack for Diabetes

• AQuA Improvement Methodologies Plus (AIM+)

• AQuA’s Lean Network

• Spotlight on organisational improvement

• Safety Seminar with Robert Francis QC

• Patient Safety Champions

• Academy events round-up

• Community SAFE – programme update

• A New Role for Finance in Quality Improvement – Cohort 4

• Update on Academic Health Science Networks

• Showing the value – EPaCCS Economic Evaluation Report now available

• Advancing Quality under conference spotlight

• iNetwork’s services free to AQuA’s members

• Shared Decision Making’s Ask 3 Questions campaign shortlisted for efficiency award

• AQuA at this year’s NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition

• Annual report highlights mortality rates for people with severe mental illness

• Sharing the Shared Decision Making process

• Chance to join Advancing Quality’s new COPD Pilot

• Twitter round up

AQuA News – June edition

In this month’s edition you will find:

• Workshop to launch AQuA’s SMS/SDM Commissioning Framework

• AQuA members shortlisted for care awards

• Lessons learnt from AQuA’s In-hospital Mortality work

• AQuA Reducing Avoidable Hospital Mortality

• Deep Dive Into: Latest programme dates

• AQuA’s Lean Network

• Robert Francis master class

• Introduction to Lean, Cohort 4 – hold the dates!

• Patient Safety Ambassadors

• Advanced Team Training Programme

• A New Role for Finance in Quality Improvement

• Community SAFE – programme update

• Patient Safety Champions

• Living Well with Dementia

• Integrating health and social care teams

• Whole person care: From rhetoric to reality

• Spreading the word about Shared Decision Making (SDM)

• ‘Train the Trainer’ event to support SDM spread in the NW

• Don’t just Screen – Intervene project

• Mental Health and Long Term Conditions (LTC) newsletters now available

• Quality profiles for NHS Mental Health Trust

AQuA weekly update

This week’s news:

Event: Academic Health Science Networks: Who, What and Why?
24 April 2013
Secondary Care Toolkit for COPD from NHS Improvement Lung available here….
25 April 2013
The Kings Fund explain the top ten priorities for commissioners….
26 April 2013
Developing a specification for lifestyle weight management services. Best practice guidance for tier 2 services” from the Department of Health dated March 2013, find it here…
26 April 2013
The Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy has been published recently..take a look
26 April 2013
End of Life Care profiles added to our benchmarking section…
26 April 2013
GP outcomes indicators added to our benchmarking section
26 April 2013
New End of Life Care resources available
26 April 2013
New Spirometry guide…
29 April 2013
New materials added to our CKD pack, see what they are in the discussion forum
29 April 2013

News from AQuA

For all the topics below go to:

https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/7540

• AQuA and Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) are real ‘Stars’!

• Deep Dive Into:

• Quality Improvement for Finance, Cohort 4

• Robert Francis master class

• AQuA’s Lean Network

• Hold the dates for September programmes

• AQuA’s Integrated Care poster wins prize at Berlin conference

• AQuA Team Challenge – Live Below the (Poverty) Line

• AQuA offers leadership coaching

• AQuA’s 2013-14 Work Programme now available

• Academic Health Science Networks evening seminar

• AQuA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

• Transforming Health & Care event

• Tweet all about it! Are you following AQuA on Twitter?

• Where there’s a will, there’s a way – Shared Decision Making case study

• Visit AQuA at this year’s NHS Confederation Conference and Exhibition

• How to be a more intelligent clinical commissioner

April edition of AQuA New

The April edition of AQuA News is now available via the attached link:

https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/7389

In this edition:

  • AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM): Cohort 12
  • Deep Dive Into (formally AIM+)
  • EoL Care AIM: St Helens & Knowsley team case study
  • Call to Action! Improving Patient Safety within radiology departments
  • Advanced Team Training Programme: Cohort 4
  • Community SAFE – Programme update
  • Introduction to Lean: Cohort 3
  • Quality Improvement for Finance: Cohort 4
  • Launch of AQuA’s Lean Network
  • AQuA Observatory becomes AQuA Analytics
  • AQuA Analytics – Health Intelligence for Improvement event
  • Tweet all about it! Are you following AQuA on Twitter?
  • AQuA Member Survey 2012
  • Advancing Quality (AQ) takes to the international stage
  • AQ teams invited to register for upcoming collaboratives
  • Visit the Advancing Quality stand at this year’s NICE Conference
  • Advancing Quality clinical lead moves into new role
  • Secretary of State visits the North West and promotes good dementia care
  • The Mental Health State of the North West 2012/13
  • Don’t Just Screen – intervene project
  • Unlocking Diagnosis: Sharing good practice in the assessment of people with memory problems
  • Avoiding unnecessary admissions and A&E visits
  • Strategic Development Lead appointment for AQuA Academy and AQuA’s Integrated Care
  • Publication of AQuA Action report – Managing Elective Referrals: Review of Evidence and Case Studies
  • GPs ‘click’ with Shared Decision Making
  • ‘Ask 3 Questions’ listed for High Impact Innovations
  • AQuA starts its second Shared Decision Making collaborative
  • AQuA Partnerships: Seminar Event

AQuA: Improvements to Improving Outcomes Packs (IOPS)

AQuA have been making some changes to their Improving Outcomes Packs (IOPS) for asthma, COPD, Chronic Kidney and Liver disease and Stroke. The new format IOPs will be launched on the 11th March.

AQuA: forthcoming February events

These AQuA events are starting soon – have you booked your place?

31 Jan 2013
Advancing Quality Cheshire and Wirral CCGs locality meeting (part of Reducing avoidable mortality)
GPs and commissioners from across the Cheshire and Wirral cluster are invited to attend a locality meeting to discuss the role of CCGs in Advancing Quality (AQ). Advancing Quality is a clinically-led quality improvement programme designed to driv…

31 Jan 2013
Motivational Interviewing (part of Better Patient Experience)
See attached document for a summary of the Event and alternative dates.

04 Feb 2013 — 04 Feb 2013
Human Factors of the AQuA Improvement Methodology Plus programme

08 Feb 2013
Children & Young Peoples (part of Quality of life for people with long term conditions)
Avoiding unnecessary Hospital Admissions and inappropriate A&E attendances of Children & Young People with Long Term Conditions Following the successful launch in September, we would like to invite you to Workshop 2 of the Children & Young People’…

08 Feb 2013
Shared Decision Making – Train the Trainer (part of Better Patient Experience)
Learning Objectives are to: Increase the awareness of SDM in clinical environments Provide tools and examples of SDM language that could be used Identify potential challenges around engagement and identify solutions. Agenda Setting the scene In…

13 Feb 2013
Action Learning Set 3 (part of Integration)
Third Action learning set for the Integrated Care community 2

14 Feb 2013
Motivational Interviewing (part of Better Patient Experience)
See attached document for a summary of the Event and alternative dates

15 Feb 2013 — 15 Feb 2013
Coaching Essentials of the AQuA Improvement Methodology Plus programme
There is a half day follow up with this module which will be held on 21st March 2013 am.

15 Feb 2013
Motivational Interviewing (part of Better Patient Experience)
See attached document for a summary of the Event and alternative dates

22 Feb 2013
Motivational Interviewing (part of Better Patient Experience)
See attached document for a summary of the Event and alternative dates

25 Feb 2013 — 25 Feb 2013
Measurement of the AQuA Improvement Methodology Plus programme

26 Feb 2013 — 02 May 2013
Cohort Three of the Advanced Team Training Programme in Healthcare programme
Cohort three of the Advanced Team Training Programme in Healthcare

26 Feb 2013
Advancing Quality Programme Leads meeting of 2013 (part of Reducing avoidable mortality)
Ideally, the programme lead (or alternative representative) from each acute and mental health trust participating in the Advancing Quality programme should attend. The meetings are the most beneficial for attendees when we’ve got representation fr…

27 Feb 2013 — 05 Apr 2013
Cohort 11 of the AQuA Improvement Methodology programme

27 Feb 2013
Advancing Quality Greater Manchester CCGs locality meeting (part of Reducing avoidable mortality)
GPs and commissioners from across the Greater Manchester cluster are invited to attend a locality meeting to discuss the role of CCGs in Advancing Quality (AQ). Advancing Quality is a clinically-led quality improvement programme designed to drive…

28 Feb 2013
Unlocking Diagnosis: Sharing Good Practice in the Assessment of people with Memory Problems (part of Quality of life for people with long term conditions)
The focus of this event will be to share good practice in the assessment of people with memory problems and to provide an update from the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme

 

AQuA News: Improving outcomes in Asthma – 1hr web training

11 Jan 2013
WebEx – Improving Outcomes in Asthma (part of Events and WebExs)
Our Improving outcomes pack for asthma was launched 30th November 2012. Would you like to know more about the pack? A WebEx has been organised for Friday 11 January 2013 from 1 – 2pm.

Latest Edition of AQuA News | Issue 24 December 2012 

In this edition you will find: North West health improvement programme reduces mortality View AQuA’s newly enhanced external website Shared Decision Making ‘Train the Trainer’ resource launched Mersey Care bespoke work update Launch event ‘Don’t…

AQuA News: December

The December edition of AQuA News includes these topics:

  • North West health improvement programme reduces mortality
  • View AQuA’s newly enhanced external website
  • Shared Decision Making ‘Train the Trainer’ resource launched
  • Mersey Care bespoke work update
  • Launch event ‘Don’t Just Screen – Intervene’
  • Armed Forces Community Directory
  • AQuA self-management support
  • Integrated Care Community launches
  • Quality of health care continues to rise in North West hospitals
  • Your opinion counts: Take part in the AQuA Member survey!
  • Nursing Times award winners

AQuA Academy programmes – coming soon

– AIM+: New quarter four dates launched

– Quality improvement for finance: Cohort 3

– AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM): Cohort 11 open for bookings

  • AQuA Patient Safety Ambassadors
  • AQuA: The Health Foundation Improving Safety Award

Look for the next edition of AQuA News available in February 2013.

AQuA News: 4 December

Asthma
In 2008/09 there were 49,054 emergency adult admissions for asthma at a cost of £61 million to the NHS, however it is currently estimated that three quarters of these are preventable

Boards on Board November 2012
Presentations and resources from the two day residential event delivered by AQuA, NWLA and IHI.

This week’s news:

Your opinion counts – take part now in the AQuA 2012 Member survey!
29 November 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of the HSJ Awards 
29 November 2012

Sir Stephen Moss and Gill Harris confirmed faculty for AQuA Patient Safety Ambassadors programme Jan ’13 
03 December 2012

05 Dec 2012
Leadership for Integration 3 AQuA led Pre-Programme preparation day (part of Integration)
Introducing a Framework for Integration, Preparing your Integration projects for Success

06 Dec 2012

AQ Programme Leads (part of Reducing avoidable mortality)
The next Advancing Quality (AQ) Programme Leads meeting will be taking place on 06 December 2012. To ensure you are fully up-to-date with the latest AQ developments, we highly recommend programme leads from every trust attend as these meetings are yo…

06 Dec 2012

The shape of the acute care sector post – NHS reform: implications for commissioners and providers (part of Partnerships)
Long-term and immediate pressures on acute sector, why the reforms will lead to a ‘new world’ for the hospital’s role in healthcare, opportunities for new models of provision and the whole-system responses needed to make these happen.

13 Dec 2012

Action Learning Set 1 (part of Integration)
First Action learning Set for the Integrated Care Community 2

14 Dec 2012

Dementia improvement Community – Holding the gains, maintaining Improvement (part of Quality of life for people with long term conditions)
The focus of this Dementia Improvement Community event will be to demonstrate improvement in a range of aspects of dementia care, with participating organisations sharing and learning from national best practice.

20 Dec 2012

AQuA Integrated Care – Project Manager Learning set (part of Integration)

09 Jan 2013 — 25 Mar 2013

Cohort 3 of the Patient Safety Ambassadors programme
Third cohort of the Patient Safety Ambassadors (PSA) programme. See modules for more information.

14 Jan 2013 — 14 Jan 2013

Fundamentals for Improvement of the AQuA Improvement Methodology Plus programme
Test

14 Jan 2013

Action Learning Set 2 (part of Integration)
Second Action learning set for the Integrated Care Community 2

25 Jan 2013 — 12 Mar 2013

Cohort 3 of the Quality Improvement for Finance programme

08 Feb 2013

Children & Young Peoples
(part of Quality of life for people with long term conditions)
Further details to follow

AQuA News Bulletin – November 2012

Please find attached a link to the November edition of AQuA News at https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/6134

In this edition you will find:

• AQuA Launches its Improving Outcomes Pack On Chronic Liver Disease

Chronic Liver Disease
Liver disease is now the 5th commonest cause of death in the UK and one of the few developed nations with an upward trend in mortality from liver disease.

• Academic Health Science Networks

• Registration Open For Final Advancing Quality Collaboratives Of 2012

• Advancing Quality: An Introduction For CCGs

• New Collaboration Website Launched For Advancing Quality Teams

• AQuA 2012 Member Survey

• AQuA Mental Health Bespoke Work

• Preventing Suicide In England

• Congratulations To HSJ Efficiency Award Winners!

• Are You Shared Decision Making Positive?

• Your Health Your Decision: A Conversation About Shared Decision Making

• AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM): Next Cohort Open For Bookings

• AQuA Lean Network

• A New Role For Finance In Quality Improvement: Cohort 3

• Take Advantage Of AQuA Lean Opportunity!

• AIM+ Programme

• AQuA Patient Safety Ambassadors

• IHI Open School Licences

Introduction to Lean Resources
In this area you will find resources from the Introduction to Lean programme for utilisation in your workplace.

Latest AQuA Bulletin #39

Issue: 39 of the AQuA Bulletin is now exclusively available on the AQuA Member Web Portal (click here to log on and download).

The bulletin aims to improve healthcare services across NHS North West.  It provides links to more information and resources, highlighting areas for action and participation.

In this issue you’ll find:

  • Long Term Conditions – COPD commissioning tool-kit
  •  Improving Quality – Reducing 30 day readmissions
  • Safer Care – Safer Surgery Week
  • Patient Experience – Compare local care homes
  • Safer Care – Medication Passports
  • Primary Care – COF measures
  • Avoidable Mortality – Cardiovascular Survey
  • Innovation – Cross sector working
  • Resources – Investment in Mental Health
  • Networks – Strategic clinical networks
  • Commissioning – CCS MD appointments
  • Data & Intelligence – Data round up…

Here is Issue 38 in case you missed it.

News from AQuA: August 2012

Seminar Invitation: Clinical leadership for integration
You are invited to an AQuA evening seminar and we are delighted to welcome John Howarth and Hugh Reeve to discuss Clinical leadership for integration – A view from the Provider and Commissioning perspective in Cumbria.
For more information please contact Liz Ashall-Payne at Elizabeth.Ashall-Payne@srft.nhs.uk.

To book on this session please follow this link: www.nhsevents.org

Registration is now open for the final Advancing Quality stroke collaborative of 2012. 

18th September 2012, 10:00am – 01:00pm
Following on from our last event in May, this collaborative will focus on what steps have been taken to improve and sustain the care and management of stroke patients across the North West through the AQ measures.
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org

AQuA Report – Managing Elective Demand – Opportunity to comment on draft AQuA report

As part of the work to finalise the forthcoming AQuA report “Managing Elective Demand”, AQuA is inviting representatives from PCTs/CCGs to a small informal event in July to help shape the final content of the report. Attendees at this session will have access to the draft AQuA report and can discuss the content with members of the AQuA team that were involved in its production. The aim of the session is to gain feedback from commissioner colleagues to help shape the final version of a report (planned for launch in September) which will help to meet commissioners needs around developing responses to managing demand for elective care and provide the basis for further opportunities for AQuA to support local improvement activities.

The meeting will be held in Meeting Room 3 at the Mayo Building, Salford Royal Trust on 19th July at 2 pm till 5 pm. Please contact Chris Linward, AQuA Associate to book a place on this session. Chris.linward@srft.nhs.uk.

Shared Decision Making in Cancer Care WebEx

8th August 2012, 14.00-15.00pm. Presented by Dr Pauline Leonard.
Register for the WebEx here.

Patient Value Maximisation & Shared Decision Making WebEx

11th September 2012, 13.30-14.30pm. Presented by Daghni Rajasingam.

Register for the WebEx here.

Shared Decision Making -The GP Perspective
Shared Decision Making -The GP Perspective! – 11th October 2012, 10.30-11.30am

Integration Discovery Community Focussed Seminar Session
13th September 2012, 01:30pm – 04:30pm.

Seminar: Clinical Leadership for Integration
13th September 2012, 04:30pm – 06:30pm
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org 

Lead Innovation and Create Value – September 25th 2012 at Fab Lab Manchester

Please find attached details of an Innovation event being run by our colleagues at The Manufacturing Institute on September, 25, 2012.
Link to full details…

Advancing Quality orthopaedics collaborative
26th September 2012, 01:00pm – 04:00pm
Registration is now open for the next Advancing Quality collaborative focusing on orthopaedics.

Advancing Quality teams from across the region are invited to attend this collaborative on 26th September 2012, 1pm-4pm, to learn the latest developments in hip and knee replacement surgery.
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org

Patient Safety Ambassadors
We are pleased to announce the launch of our second AQuA Patient Safety Ambassador Programme, designed to support Trust Chairs to identify cultural changes needed and assist in the development and understanding of the skills, systems and processes required to assure comprehensive safety and quality governance. This will be undertaken during three workshop based modules delivered during September – December 2012 and supported with an individual learning and reflective log.  For more information, please contact Alison.cole@srft.nhs.uk     Book your place online.

Recruiting for the next free “Nurse First” cohort in Manchester in September 2012
Nurse First is the most intensive innovation and leadership programme in the UK for clinical staff. It is a free 21 – day residential programme that runs over a year and includes masterclasses, learning sets and coaching support, developed in partnership with the Queens Nursing Institute, Bucks New University, the Shaftesbury Partnership and Johnson & Johnson. It will support you to: create innovative ideas to clinical challenges, raise the funding needed to make these ideas happen and help you implement them in your organisation.
For more information visit: www.nursefirst.org.uk

Get to grips with PDSA testing
Are you ready to start PDSA testing around the ‘Safe & Timely Discharge’ interventions? As we start work on PDSA testing of our 4 ‘safe & timely discharge interventions’ I invite you to join me for a practical ‘PDSA – Hands on, Getting to grips with PDSA’ afternoon on 23rd May at the Frank Rifkin Lecture Theatre, at the Mayo Centre, Salford Royal Hospital Trust, 2-4pm.

Avoiding unnecessary Hospital Admissions and inappropriate A&E attendances of Children & Young People with Long Term Conditions

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM)  in End of Life Care
Cohort 10 (Sept – Oct 2012)
The AQuA Improvement Methodology programme in End of Life Care is geared at front line staff/operational leaders in End of Life Care wanting to gain an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of quality improvement. Delegates will work on their own End of Life Care improvement project and develop a project plan, aim and measures throughout the programme. Suitable for staff with a basic knowledge of quality improvement tools or for experienced staff wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.
Book online at: www.nhsevents.org Booking closes 10th August 2012 (each individual in the team is required to book a place)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School is a professional educational community that provides online education and training to enable individuals to become change agents in healthcare improvement. AQuA has purchased a number of licenses which will enable current AQuA members to benefit free of charge. This is a real opportunity to develop skills and capacity in individuals whilst supporting the quality and safety agenda in organisations.

In February 2012 we offered each AQuA member the opportunity to assign 5 licenses to named individuals within their organisation. However a number of organisations have yet to take up their full quota of licences. If your organisation has not taken up its licences and you wish to benefit from this excellent opportunity, please contact Lucy Davies on lucy.davies@srft.nhs.uk.
To listen to a WebEx entitled An Introduction to the IHI Open School, please click here.

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