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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.

Maternity Network – Shared Learning Event

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 09:00 – 12:30 UniPart Conference Centre, OX4 6LN A free multidisciplinary morning to share learning from rare or interesting cases, improvement projects and network with maternity colleagues from regional trusts. Hosted by the Oxford PSC Maternity Network and the Thames Valley SCN. CPD accreditation pending. Chaired by Consultant Obstetricians Lawrence Impey […]

Regional sepsis meeting a ‘great collaborative event’

Over 70 people attended ‘Sepsis – a patient-centred learning event’ organised by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative on 1 May. It brought together patients and relatives who have experienced sepsis and clinicians who manage patients with sepsis. The programme included patient stories, national (Ron Daniels, UK Sepsis Trust, CEO) and regional (Andrew Brent, regional clinical […]

Care home hydration work shortlisted for awards

Our initiative to reduce urinary tract infections by introducing structured drinks rounds in care homes has been shortlisted in the HSJ patient safety and NICE shared learning awards. The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative started this work in 2016 with East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Simple measures were introduced within four care homes to reduce urinary […]

Sepsis: patient-centred learning event – 1 May 2018

Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 6LN This event brings together patients and relatives with experience of sepsis, along with clinicians who manage patients with sepsis. The programme includes patient stories, national and regional sepsis updates, and interactive workshops to improve sepsis care, information and support in the Oxford AHSN region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and […]