AQuA: Clinical Commissioning Group Authorisation and Development Programme

From Authorisation to Implementation:
AQuA has developed a five-module programme to support senior CCG leaders, CCG Chairs, Chief Operating Officers, Finance Directors along with senior Managers and Clinicians going through CCG assessment centres and to support the on-going development process, we are encouraging teams to apply for these modules as well as individual leads.

For more information please contact Liz Ashall-Payne at Elizabeth.Ashall-Payne@srft.nhs.uk.

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM) in End of Life Care

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM) in End of Life Care
Cohort 10 (July – Sept 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 31 July 2012 (each individual in the team is required to book a place)

AquA Bulletin: July 2012

Please note the postponement of the following event: July 10, 2012
The shape of the acute care sector in the face of NHS reform and the implications for the wider system.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the above event will now be re-scheduled. The new date will be communicated once available. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

AQuA NewsLatest AQuA News. Issue 20: July 2012 
Inside this edition you will find some of the following:
– AQuA Holds Its Second Member Annual General Meeting
– AQuA At The NHS Confederation Event 2012
– AQuA & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust Host Targeted Improvement Workshop In Manchester
– Mental Health AQuA Improvement Methodologies Course Is Launched
– Avoiding Unnecessary Hospital Admissions And Inappropriate A&E Attendances Of Children & Young People With Long Term Conditions
Link to full details…

Does your organisation want to improve reliability and safety of care??
Yes?????? Then help test a Proactive Risk Monitoring Tool for Organisational Learning (PRIMO)

One off opportunity for AQuA members

June 2012 North West locality and regional benchmarked scorecards
Please see the June 2012 NW locality and regional benchmarked scorecards for older people combining health and social care data covering the period January – March 2012. These should be used in strategic conversations with health and social care teams regarding improvement and resource allocation.

AQuA Latest Edition | Issue 20 July 2012

Inside this edition you will find:

• AQuA Holds Its Second Member Annual General Meeting

• AQuA At The NHS Confederation Event 2012

• AQuA & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust Host Targeted Improvement Workshop In Manchester

• Mental Health AQuA Improvement Methodologies Course Is Launched

• Avoiding Unnecessary Hospital Admissions And Inappropriate A&E Attendances Of Children & Young People With Long Term Conditions

• National Shared Decision Making WebEx’s

• Health Foundation Opens Second Round Of Improvement Science Fellowships

• Reducing Mortality Programme

• IHI Open School Licences

• A New Role For Finance In Quality Improvement: Cohort 2

• Focus On Commissioning – New Programme

via AQuA.

AQuA news

AQuA News Bulletin – June 2012  a regular newsletter which keeps you up to date with all the latest developments in AQuA. In this issue you’ll find:

How to apply the Shingo principles of operational excellence

The Manufacturing Institute has an excellent two-day workshop on offer.

Healthcare Foundation Shine Awards : Applications now open
The Health Foundation’s Shine programme open for funding applications – over £1 million available for support innovative healthcare teams.
Link to full details…

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

Advancing Quality Pneumonia collaborative on 29th June
We are inviting you and your AQ pneumonia team to this Advancing Quality pneumonia collaborative learning session seven on Friday 29th June 2012. The meeting will include a number of presentations and networking opportunities where we hope to share best practice across the North West in pneumonia care.

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AQuA news: June

AQuA is a membership health improvement organisation

Expressions of interest invited for Clinical members on Clinical Commissioning Governing Bodies Expressions of interest are invited from secondary care doctors and registered nurses in the North of England who would like to be considered for appointment as members of the governing body of the new Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that are being established from April 2013. These roles would start in 2012 although the governing body would not be operating independently until the formal establishment of CCGs as statutory bodies in April 2013 when Primary Care Trusts are abolished.

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AQuA – June issue


AQuA News
Latest AQuA News. Issue 19: June 2012 
Inside this edition you will find some of the following: 


– AQuA Launches Learning Set for Shared Decision Making
– Don’t miss AQuA’s Annual General Meeting
– This year’s Clinical Leaders Network/AQuA Steve Henderson Award Winner Announced
– Launch of the AQuA Mental Health ‘Harmfree’care Programme
– Blackpool shows how it is Advancing Quality in Heart Failure Care
Link to full details…

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AQuA- advancing quality alliance webinars

The Trust is a member of AquA  who are providing a series of free web seminars starting from Friday 27 April. Please ensure you sign up first at the AQuA membership portal to access resources.

 

Demand Management WebEx: Urgent and Emergency Care – Friday, 27 April 2012
Urgent and Emergency Care – the national policy context and A&E quality standards, the first year. The guest speaker is Dr Matthew Cooke, Department of Health National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care.

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM)
Cohort 9 (May – July 2012)
Booking closes 25 May 2012
The AQuA Improvement Methodology programme is geared at front line staff/operational leaders in member organisations wanting to gain an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of quality improvement. Suitable for staff with a basic knowledge of quality improvement tools or for experienced staff wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.
Book online http://www.nhsevents.org

Long Term Conditions Update
A monthly update, which covers the AQuA LTC programme.

Mental Health Update
Issue 2 – A monthly update, which covers the AQuA MH programme.

Dementia Improvement Weekly Planner

Risk Stratification Monthly Webex
Stratifying the whole population according to their risk of high intensity health and social care utilisation is a key driver to improve the quality of care for people living with Long Term Conditions.

Advancing Quality Heart Failure/CABG collaboratives
Advancing Quality is hosting two collaboratives on Monday 23rd April 2012 – one focusing on heart failure and one focusing on Coronary Artery Bypass Graph (CABG). Both events will include a number of presentations and networking opportunities where we hope to share best practice across theNorth West in heart failure and CABG care.

Advancing Quality Orthopaedic collaborative
We are inviting you and your AQ orthopaedic team to this Advancing Quality orthopaedic collaborative learning session seven on Tuesday 15 May 2012. The meeting will include a number of presentations and networking opportunities where we hope to share best practice across theNorth West in orthopaedic care.

Advancing Quality Stroke collaborative
We are inviting you and your AQ stroke team to this Advancing Quality stroke collaborative on Tuesday 29 May 2012.
The meeting will include a number of presentations and networking opportunities where we hope to share best practice across theNorth West in stroke care.

Aqua news update

AQUA news and events

The trust is a member of the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA,) a membership health improvement organisation in theNorth West. Its mission is to mission is to stimulate innovation, spread best practice and support local improvement in health and in the quality and productivity of health services.

To help it achieve its mission AQuA provides a range of free webinars, workshop and training materials to stimulate innovation and improvements in clinical practices.

N.B Access to resources is free but staff members must sign up to the free AQuA membership portal. Each of the links below will prompt you to sign up before progressing to the resources or register for the free training sessions.

Latest roundup

Demand Management WebEx: Urgent and Emergency Care – Friday, 27 April 2012.
Urgent and Emergency Care – the national policy context and A&E quality standards, the first year.Guest Speaker: Dr Matthew Cooke, Department of Health National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care.

Improving quality outcomes
AQuA is pleased to announce an update to its COPD Improving Outcomes Packs (IOPs). Improving the quality of services for patients who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk of developing COPD should be high on every commissioner’s agenda. Follow the link above to access contemporary resource.

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM)

Cohort 8 (April – June 2012)

Cohort 9 (May – July 2012)
The AQuA Improvement Methodology programme is geared at front line staff/operational leaders in member organisations wanting to gain an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of quality improvement. Suitable for staff with a basic knowledge of quality improvement tools or for experienced staff wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Long Term Conditions Update
A Monthly update, which covers the AQuA LTC programme.

Mental Health Update
Issue 2 – A Monthly update, which covers the AQuA MH programme.

Long Term Conditions Diagnostic tool
The AQuA LTC diagnostic tool, based onThe King’s Fund’s Ten Priorities for Commisisoners, aims to provide a cross sectional view of outcomes across the ten priorities benchmarked against regional and national data.

Advancing Quality Heart Failure/CABG collaboratives
Advancing Quality is hosting two collaboratives on Monday 23rd April 2012 – one focusing on heart failure and one focusing on Coronary Artery Bypass Graph (CABG).Both events will include a number of presentations and networking opportunities where we hope to share best practice across theNorth West in heart failure and CABG care.

Advancing Quality Stroke collaborative
We are inviting you and your AQ stroke team to this Advancing Quality stroke collaborative on Tuesday 29th May 2012.
The meeting will include a number of presentations and networking opportunities where we hope to share best practice across theNorth West in stroke care.

AQuA orthopaedic specialists share good practice

 

Hospitals participating with Advancing Quality’s hip and knee data collection have been sharing examples of best practice at the latest Orthopaedic  Collaborative.

 

The group was welcomed by Steve Hodgson, AQ clinical lead and orthopaedic consultant at Royal Bolton Hospital, who gave an overview of some of the latest hip and knee data collection results as well as an update on the new measure developments.

 

The collaborative was then handed back to the AQ teams as project leads from Blackpool and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust and Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust showcased storyboards on how AQ is working for them and sharing their examples of best practice.

 

Following the storyboards, the group welcomed guest speaker Bill Ryan, the North West representative from the Royal College of Surgeons, who spoke about training in trauma and orthopaedics.

 

All materials from the collaborative are available to download from Connect, AQ’s new online networking portal. To access Connect, visit www.connect.clarity.co.uk

 

The next AQ collaborative will focus on Pneumonia and takes place on Friday 11th November at Mercure Bolton West (formerly the Ramada Jarvis) from 10am – 12:30pm. To register, click here or go to http://www.nhsevents.org/event_detail.asp?event_id=132