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New publication highlights success of Good Hydration! initiative

A new paper has been published highlighting the impact of the award-winning Good Hydration! initiative to reduce urinary tract infections in care homes. Download a copy of the BMJ Open Quality paper here.  The initiative has led to fewer residents suffering UTIs which are closely associated with dehydration. The Good Hydration! initiative was designed to encourage […]

Read our latest newsletters

We published two newsletters in April 2019, providing updates on a wide range of patient safety-related activities: Patient safety collaborative quarterly newsletter – read it here Mental health special edition Oxford AHSN newsletter – read it here

Clinicians seize networking opportunities

Almost 200 clinicians from across the Oxford AHSN region and beyond came together for three wide-ranging learning and networking opportunities. The collaboratives covering emergency departments, maternity and neonatal services and emergency surgery are developing into effective focal points for sharing best practice towards improved patient outcomes. The longest established is the maternity shared learning events. […]

Psychological therapies deliver better outcomes for people with long-term conditions and mental illness

Treating mental and physical health problems together delivers better patient outcomes and savings for the NHS, according to new analysis. NHS England plans that by 2020/21 each year over 1.5 million people with common mental health problems will access psychological therapies. These people often also have physical long-term conditions such as diabetes, lung disease and […]

Read our December newsletter

Our December 2018 newsletter is now available. In this edition read about: Learning from Excellence Event Health Service Journal Awards PReCePT – Preventing Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour Launch of Thames Valley Long Term Ventilation Pathway and Standards of Care for Children Sharing Practice for Safer Paediatric Gastrostomy at Home SCORE Survey Safety Culture Fund The […]

We’re learning from excellence

The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative supported clinical colleagues in our region to come together on 15 October to learn and support each other in learning from excellence. In the past, patient safety has focused on learning from errors and adverse outcomes. By also looking at what goes well through mechanisms such as ‘learning from excellence’ and […]

New NHS sepsis identification tool built on AHSN collaboration

The NHS has launched a tool that for the first time accurately measures the number of patients admitted to hospital who are at risk of sepsis which is notoriously difficult to detect. The Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Insight Dashboard enables all hospitals to accurately measure how many patients are at risk of sepsis. It was […]

Sharing practice for safer paediatric gastrostomy at home

Academic Centre, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD 12 October 2018, 10.00-16.00 Supporting, enabling and empowering parents to provide the safest care for their children – sharing experience, knowledge and best practice. Includes contributions from parents and hands-on training sessions. Further information and booking details here. Regional event organised by the […]

Sepsis collaboration shortlisted for national prize

An innovative, reliable and consistent tool to measure sepsis, created through a powerful partnership driven by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), has been shortlisted for a HSJ award 2018 in ‘Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information’. The ‘Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Dashboard’ tool has been created by Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) through the Patient […]

New sepsis support group established

The new Oxfordshire and Berkshire Sepsis Support Group holds its first meeting on Monday 10 September 2018. This group has been formed as a direct result of the “Sepsis – a regional patient-centred learning event” run by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative in May 2018 and the input of Larry Whybrow-Gardiner – sepsis survivor – and […]

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