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Quality Improvement in Healthcare – the case for change

Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course from the University of Bath. This 6-week online course is next due to start on 4 September 2017.  The topics covered are: Complexity and quality improvement in health and social care Quality improvement theory: the Model […]


Sepsis is important because it is a major cause of avoidable death with about 44,000 deaths each year in the UK. Survival from severe sepsis is over 75% if it is recognised promptly, but falls by about 7-8% for every hour delay in treatment. Current activities GP School Project – This project is designed to […]

PG Certificate in Supervision of Applied Psychological Practice – Extended deadline

This is an exciting opportunity for those who use psychological principles in their work to complete a 1 year post-graduate certificate, validated by the University of Oxford, starting in October 2017. This innovative, inter-disciplinary course provides high quality training in the key skills required to be an effective supervisor, drawing on a range of models, […]

Opportunities to join the Oxford AHSN Q community open on 3 August 2017

Opportunities to join Q for people working or volunteering in the Oxford Academic Health Science Network region (Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) will be open from 3 August – 11 September 2017. Q is an initiative connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise across the UK. It is led by the Health Foundation […]

National Reporting and Learning System: patient safety review and response report

A recent report published by NHS Improvement gives information about reports received into the NRLS, how the information is managed and reviewed, and what actions have resulted to improve patient safety.

Measurement and monitoring of safety

UK-wide event series – measurement and monitoring of safety. The events are for sharing learning speaking to people from across the UK using the framework, and networking with a wide range of safety, quality and improvement colleagues. This flyer gives details of the events in Edinburgh, Birmingham and London For more information and to register […]

From Assurance to Inquiry – The Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative Annual Conference, 25 May 2017

The Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) was delighted to welcome over 90 delegates to our third annual conference, held at Milton Hill Hotel, Abingdon, on 25 May 2017.  A full report on the day is available. Feedback from the ‘From assurance to inquiry: conversations about safety’ conference was overwhelmingly positive, the delegates engaging wholeheartedly with […]

Delivering on “A promise to Learn – a commitment to act” – the national Patient Safety Collaboratives’ learning event

The 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) came together on 23 May 2017 at a national event entitled “A promise to learn – a commitment to act”. There were over 450 delegates with a range of keynote speakers and local projects presented. Oxford PSC’s contribution included: presenting a masterclass on sepsis with Wessex PSC facilitating a roundtable discussion […]

Read our latest reports

Patient safety runs through much of the work of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network. The Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Annual Report 2017 captures much of this, with examples drawn from the Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) as well as other programmes. You can read the Oxford patient safety report here. The Oxford AHSN has also contributed […]

Annual Patient Safety Conference: From Assurance to Inquiry – Conversations about Safety

The Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative Annual Conference is taking place on Thursday 25 May 2017 at Milton Hill House, Milton Hill, Steventon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6AF.  The conference starts with registration at 9 am and will close at 4.30 pm. Speakers are Professor Charles Vincent – Patient Safety Collaborative Lead, Oxford AHSN Dr Suzette Woodward – […]

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