Health Information Week

2-8 July 2012

A campaign to raise awareness about health information available to everyone in and around East Cheshire is to be launched in July.

Look out for us in the canteen next week when we hope to show you some of the more effective eresources and some apps for your smartphones.

From 2nd to 8th July 2012 HI week  aims to improve access to quality local information and promote healthier communities.

Innovation & Issues in Perioperative and Operating Theatre Management Conference

MCC, Manchester – 13 September 2012

Theatre and preoperative management is constantly in the spotlight and particularly in the prevailing economic climate. Managers and clinicians are under constant pressure to find and devise effective and efficient solutions to ensure safe but cost-effective care. This day offers the opportunity to network and learn of some of those initiatives.

Event: Dementia – A National Crisis, 4th October 2012, Manchester Conference Centre

  • Do you want to learn more about the governments plan to improve the outcomes and quality of life for both sufferers and carers?
  • Do you want to see dementia sufferers and their carers receive the respect and dignity they deserve?
  • There are currently 800,000 sufferers of dementia in the UK
  • Dementia costs society over £23bn per annum, twice the cost of cancer and with a prediction of over a million sufferers by 2021

Register to attend Today

Confirmed Speakers Include

Andrew Chidgey
Director of External Affairs, Alzheimer’s Society

Ann Johnson
Resident, Sunrise Community of Hale Barns

Professor Alistair Burns
National Clinical Director for Dementia, Department Of Health

Martin Green
Chief Executive, English Community Care Association

Topics to be Discussed

Making dementia a national priority
What’s new on the research front
Improving care, improving quality of life
Living with dementia

View Full Details of Programme and Speakers

Diary date: Nurses Day on 14 May 2012

If you are visiting the Education and Training Centre next Monday, why not call in the Staff Library and sign up to the Horizon Scanning service which is featured in the Nurses Day event. You might also like to find out more about:

  • literature search training
  • ordering articles and books
  • 24/7 access to all our facilities
  • drop-in access to email, Internet and eresources
  • help with presentations and much more

We look forward to seeing you and explaining what our service can do for you!




Patient Safety Update: Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation

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This extract was taken from “Patient Safety Update“, a new e-bulletin informing people of the emerging work and resources developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster Patient Safety Theme.

Situational Awareness Vital Insights (SAVI)

SAVI has been developed by a team of clinicians and human factors experts to help all staff working with patients to be more situationally aware. There are four films focusing on four high risk areas where good situational awareness is central to patient safety: Deteriorating Patients, Prescribing High Risk Medicine, Handover/Safety Briefing and Misdiagnosis.

The films are aimed at healthcare professionals who have direct patient contact. However the films could also be used as part of undergraduate training for nurses and doctors. The first three films are based in secondary care, whilst the last is based within primary care. The films are hosted with support materials on a training website where you can currently view a sample film.

For an initial period while we collect user feedback we can offer SAVI free to trainers (as a DVD with supporting training materials) and to individual students and clinical practitioners via online access (which needs a password). Following this initial trial period we expect to launch the resource more widely later in the year.

To receive SAVI now please e-mail and state whether you are a trainer or an individual.

Patient Safety Training

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Introduction to Patient Safety online training module

Introduction to Patient Safety is an innovative and interactive new online training module for health care staff developed by the Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group and theYorkshire and Humber HIEC. The resource will help existing NHS staff to meet their continuing professional development requirements and can form part of inductions for new staff.

The Introduction to Patient Safety training module involves the completion of 5 online units:
• Unit 1: Approaches to error and patient safety incidents.
• Unit 2: The inevitability of human error.
• Unit 3: Case studies – select 3 or more.
• Unit 4: Reflection
• Unit 5: Patient safety multiple choice questionnaire.

The module is free to NHS colleagues across Yorkshire and Humber. Organisations who would like to provide access to this resource for their staff please contact

Quick links to …
TAPS Training and Action for Patient Safety – a practical training programme which involves online learning and multi-professional clinical team action. It engages frontline staff in developing innovative solutions and can be used to deliver results for local safety priorities.
• Emerging results of work with NHS organisations to improve implementation of Patient Safety alerts.
• Our library of patient safety case studies taken from our TAPS programme and Patient Safety Congress 2010 and 2011.



Nurses – update your leadership skills for free

NHS Connecting for Health courses at various venues

  1. Are nurses slow to innovate and adopt new approaches to delivering care?
  2. Do you know what patients now expect with regard to information?
  3. Do you know how to make sure you are counting apples and not pears?
  4. Are we developing the necessary skills in our workforce for the future?
  5. Could information governance get any more boring yet be so important?
  6. When did patient safety become an IT issue not a clinical one?
  7. Are we prepared for being visible?
  8. Do you understand the potential for changing practice as a result of technology and the consequences?

The Leadership for Informed Practice Programme is for senior nurses and midwives across the whole healthcare system and runs over three days, on various dates, each day approximately a week apart. Various venues are available.

The course is free to attend. Please visit our events website for more information and to book a place.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact