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 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.