Latest activity and updates from the Patient Safety Collaborative Workstreams – August 2022

England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) play an essential role in identifying and spreading safer care initiatives from within the NHS and industry, ensuring these are shared and implemented throughout the health and care system.

PSCs are funded and nationally coordinated by NHS England and NHS Improvement, and hosted locally by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Health Innovation Manchester hosts the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative.

PSCs can work directly with local teams, supporting them to make sure they have the right skills and resources to implement improvements. PSCs can also share good practice across the health system, focus on people-centred care and build relationships with NHS staff, business and academia to stimulate innovation and improvement.

Care Homes

Restore 2 Mini training has commenced within Pennine Care Community settings, including mental health and learning disabilities, to identify deterioration and sepsis 

A bi-monthly newsletter was launched in June 2022 and shared with locality leads within GM to cascade to their stakeholders 

We are continuing to contact care homes within GM to offer Restore 2 Mini training 

Maternity and Neonatal

In collaboration with Northwest Innovation Agency and Northwest Neonatal Operational Delivery Network we have hosted two virtual special interest groups on Normothermia and Optimal Cord Management in preterm babies, with great attendance and positive feedback. We have developed an ‘Optimising Preterm Passport’ for all trusts to utilise and will aid in data collection. 

We have launched our first quarterly MatNeo newsletter that was sent out to all our trust’s and added to our NHS Futures website.  

Phase One of the testing of the new National Maternity Early Warning Score was commenced on the 28th of June, The Northern Care Alliance maternity unit are one of the pilot sites and will also be involved in the next phase. 

Mental Health

We held a collaborative learning event on 21st July 2022 for wards across Greater Manchester to share learning and best practice.  

We’ve supported wards to plan and test change ideas to reduce restrictive practice. Examples include reviewing blanket restrictions, developing patient profiles and creating a sensory room.  

System Safety

We have developed relationships with regional NHSE and ICS leads and identified system level meetings to attend and input into.   

We also had a new Programme Development Lead start with the team, who will head up our work on the System Safety Improvement Programme. 

The launch of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework was delayed nationally from June to its now released date of 16th August; which has in turn delayed some of our planned PSC work with the regional NHSE team, ICS and providers. 


We identified key stakeholders to work with to drive valuable improvement across the system and collaborated with numerous organisations, gaining valuable knowledge from their experience and expertise and generated enthusiasm around the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme.  

We held a successful MedSIP System Engagement Workshop on 30th June which generated several insights and follow up leads. This was attended by over 30 participants including: heads of medicines optimisation, lead pharmacists, social prescribing leads etc. We also held a Q&A session with a patient representative living with chronic pain which was very impactful. Feedback from this workshop was extremely positive.

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