Latest activity and updates from the Patient Safety Collaborative Workstreams – May 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.

Managing Deterioration

  • A third of GM Care Homes across GM are now using RESTORE 2 which equates to 170 homes
  • We are part of 2 pilots in Tameside, delivering training to Domiciliary and Extra Care settings, which is assisting people to remain as independent as possible and remaining in the community
  • We are continuing to contact care homes in GM to offer RESTORE2 Mini training
  • We have engaged with stakeholders for their input into the Network Plan for the next 12 months
  • We are also continuing to identify care home forums in each locality and forums in primary care to attend to promote RESTORE2 Mini and recruit care homes

Maternity and Neonatal

A successful launched event was held on the 27th of April for the Preterm Perinatal Optimisation Care Pathway in collaboration with Northwest Operational Delivery Network. The event included presentations on the BAPM QI Toolkits, perinatal team culture, preterm optimisation in a local neonatal unit and a neonatal intensive care unit. In addition to two enlightening parent presentations on their perspective of having a preterm birth. The pathway consists of 7 interventions clinically proven to reduce morbidity and mortality, resulting in significantly improved outcomes for preterm babies. Our initial focus will be on Normothermia and Optimal Cord Management.

We have launched the Omega-3 supplementation pilot on the 25th of April across two Manchester FT preterm clinics (Oxford Road and Wythenshawe) for women who have been identified as substantial risk of preterm birth. We will be evaluating compliance and outcomes over a six-month period.

We are continuing to work with our Local Maternity and Neonatal Systems to adopt and spread the Birmingham Symptom Specific Obstetric Triage System (BSOTS). The task and finish group continues to share learning and support implementation of the system.

Mental Health

  • We have continued to support mental health wards across Greater Manchester to develop quality improvement projects to reduce restrictive practice.
  • We recruited the Child and Adolescent Mental Health ward at Bury to the programme which takes us to a total of 7 wards engaged.
  • We have started to scope out what the programme will look like for the next financial year and have been engaging with stakeholders about this.

Adopt and Spread

  • Delivered two online training sessions for asthma management, aimed at non respiratory specialists clinicians. Delivered by Teva in collaboration with Innovation Agency
  • Planned two further online training sessions around COPD patient management again aimed at non respiratory specialists. Delivered by GSK in collaboration with Innovation Agency.
  • Completed sustainability review with lead clinician
  • Programme now closed. Health Innovation Manchester closure report in progress
  • Have liaised with other in-flight GM respiratory projects to ensure that knowledge is carried through

This programme is now closed

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