EC Trust – 4 times a winner in CHKS Top 40 Hospitals

CHKS logoIt’s getting to be a habit – East Cheshire Trust is listed for the 4th time since 2011 in CHKS ‘Top 40 Hospitals.

“The award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.”

CHKS 40Top Winners 2014

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Borders
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
  • Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southern Trust Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Weston Area Health NHS Trust
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Read the report in The Middlewich Guardian or more information at CHKS

AQuA News: 4 December

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

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

Nursing Times Award Short list announced

Good luck to some of our neighbours who have made it through to the Nursing Times shortlist. The awards will be held at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London where the winners will be announced on Wednesday 31 October.

  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Promoting rest and relaxation in a cancer centre CCU
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Janet Beech for Cancer Nurse Leader
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Complementary therapies, supervision and wellbeing events
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Crisis response falls team
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, SSI prevention for C-sections
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The Way Forward Group
  • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Jacky Edwards for Nurse of the year
  • 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Pilot collaborative dementia and physical health clinic
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Electronic master patient index allocation system

For the full list please visit



EBSCOhost: Innovating for Life Awards.

British Journal of Midwifery • May 2012 • Vol 20, No 5   AWARDS
2nd March 2012  Royal Society, London

Cow & Gate joined forces with journals, Infant and the British Journal of
Midwifery to present the Innovating for Life Awards, designed to encourage and reward initiatives that demonstrate innovation in infant and maternal care amongst the midwifery and neonatal professions and
recognise the critical role they play in giving babies the best start in life.

The winners were announced at a ceremony on 2nd March 2012 at the Royal Society, London. The judges drew up a shortlist of three midwifery entries and two neonatal entries, and the winners were announced by Dr. Janet Warren, Head of Medical Affairs at DANONE Baby Nutrition.

Project title: Improved parental education and IT website
Lead applicant: Alison Cooke, Parent Education Midwife, Parent Education Midwifery Team, East Cheshire NHS Trust.
A new Parent Education programme to optimise education in the class setting and increase postnatal education in the ward. The team’s goal is to provide enhanced customer service, improving choice and convenience for mothers and their families, which in turn will create a better and more positive maternity experience.

Reaping the rewards

Overdue congratulations go to  Angela Donnelly, Library Manager, for receiving one of the HR Service Staff Awards, in the category of Improvement through Innovation.

“I was very surprised and pleased to accept this award on behalf of the Staff Library Team who have all worked very hard to implement the changes in the way we deliver Library services to staff at East Cheshire” said Angela, seen above.  The award was given for the many improvements implemented since July 2010. These included:

  • the renaming and rebranding of the library;
  • redesigning the space and inviting staff to contribute to a display of art work
  • establishing the outreach service
  • developing a successful partnership with the public library, 
  • launching the ‘six book challenge’ 

” The changes have increased the usage of the library service, made cost savings and established the library as a real resource for all groups of staff,” said Jackie Knapman who was responsible for nominating Angela.