AQuA News: December

The December edition of AQuA News includes these topics:

  • North West health improvement programme reduces mortality
  • View AQuA’s newly enhanced external website
  • Shared Decision Making ‘Train the Trainer’ resource launched
  • Mersey Care bespoke work update
  • Launch event ‘Don’t Just Screen – Intervene’
  • Armed Forces Community Directory
  • AQuA self-management support
  • Integrated Care Community launches
  • Quality of health care continues to rise in North West hospitals
  • Your opinion counts: Take part in the AQuA Member survey!
  • Nursing Times award winners

AQuA Academy programmes – coming soon

– AIM+: New quarter four dates launched

– Quality improvement for finance: Cohort 3

– AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM): Cohort 11 open for bookings

  • AQuA Patient Safety Ambassadors
  • AQuA: The Health Foundation Improving Safety Award

Look for the next edition of AQuA News available in February 2013.

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