Patients across the country set to benefit from the roll out of proven healthcare innovations

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NHS England’s Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh will today (Monday 6 July) announce the successful applicants of a scheme to make evidenced healthcare innovations more widely available to patients.

Seventeen healthcare pioneers from the UK and abroad have been identified to receive national support to roll out their technologies, processes and models of care to patients, hospitals and GP practices throughout England.

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

Free event: Adopting innovation in the NHS: working in partnership

A free event, run in partnership with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)  Adopting innovation in the NHS: working in partnership is taking place on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 in London.  This event has been designed to help you understand the process of adopting innovation, how to engage colleagues and other stakeholders and cross-agency involvement.

The speakers include:

  • Helen Bevan, Chief of Service Transformation at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  • Kathy McLean, Medical Director of the Provider Development Agency
  • Stephen Whitehead, Chief Executive, ABPI

Four case studies that represent leading-edge work will be used to show innovation in practice. The case studies will focus on how partnerships can accelerate innovation and stimulate radical change, and will give you practical information on how to transfer these approaches to your workplace.

  • A new paradigm for admissions avoidance  Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust working in partnership with Baxter Healthcare Ltd
  • Enabling patients to manage long term conditions at home – a whole pathway approach    Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospital of North Staffordshire and The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust working in partnership with Baxter Healthcare Ltd 
  • Reaching ‘at risk’ and ‘hard to access’ populations through innovative media channels     Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust working in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb Ltd.
  • New ways of experienced led commissioning, placing the patient at the centre of the commissioning process   Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd.  

When and where:    Wednesday 27 February 2013 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.

 

RCM: New report backs innovation for midwives

Originally posted by Rob Dabrowski

Innovation and Improvement in Maternity Services We should empower frontline staff to innovate and improve their services, according to a new study.  It says it is possible to deliver high-quality, safe and effective care when midwives are engaged and lead on innovation.

The study has been launched by the RCM and the Involvement and participation Association (IPA).It features examples of innovative practice from across England, including a pioneering apprenticeship programme for maternity support workers at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

It also covers a programme aimed at empowering midwives to redesign work within the maternity unit at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, a scheme in NHS South Central region which harnessed the power of networks to drive change, and the role of team leaders in modernising and improving midwifery services at East Cheshire NHS Trust. 

For the full story please click here

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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Apply for the ‘Nurse First’ cohort – FREE programme

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