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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 […]

Excellence Reporting Sharing Event – Thames Valley, 15 October 2018

The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative is supporting the Excellence Reporting Sharing Event on 15 October at Park House, University of Reading. This event is open to individuals and teams from across the NHS in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes and will launch TREx – Thames Valley Reporting Excellence, a community and network of healthcare professionals […]

Thames Valley Regional Preterm Improvement Lead – 1 year funded (1xPA week) fixed contract

An opportunity has arisen for regional preterm improvement lead. This role is a one-year fixed term contract or secondment from an NHS organisation, working on average 1 PA, (4 hours), per week. As a clinician (doctor, nurse or midwife) experienced in neonatal and/or obstetric/midwifery care this role will provide clinical leadership to Maternity and Neonatal […]

New films help care home staff keep residents happy, healthy and hydrated

A series of films which aim to help care home staff keep their residents happy, healthy and hydrated has been launched today. The six short animations offer handy hints and link to additional resources available through the award-winning Good Hydration! initiative. Last night the project won the Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year prize at […]

Emergency Department Collaborative Event – 6 September 2018

Academic Centre, Milton Keynes Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, MK6 5LD  The third meeting of the regional emergency department collaborative bringing together clinicians from EDs across the Oxford AHSN region will take place on 6 September 2018. The theme is positive safety culture. Further information and booking details here. Find out more about the emergency department collaborative here. This […]

Opportunities to join the Q community are open from 14 June 2018

Q is an initiative connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise across the UK. It is being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.  Over 60 people joined the Oxford Q Community in 2017 and attended the Welcome Event on 31 January 2018. The Q community is made of up […]

Seven glasses a day, keep UTIs at bay

Sundus Jawad tells the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) how improving hydration in care homes reduces the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for residents. Read her blog here. Further information on our award-winning care home hydration programme here.

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