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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 – […]

British Nursing Journal Awards 2017

Congratulations to Modern Matron Nokuthula Ndimande and her team from Allen Ward at the Warneford Hospital Oxford Health NHS Trust, for their work in reducing failure to return from leave by adult patients in the acute psychiatric sector in collaboration with the Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative and Oxford Health Safer Care Team. Nokuthula has […]

PGCert in Supervision of Applied Psychological Practice

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. The course provides comprehensive, high quality training in the key skills required to be an effective supervisor. The course team are experienced trainers, supervisors and researchers in the […]

BJN Awards 2017

I am delighted to announce that Nokuthula Ndimande, Modern Matron, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the BJN Awards 2017 in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year Category. Noki has been nominated for her work leading the Oxford Health / Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative Absence Without Leave […]

World Kidney Day – Thursday 9 March 2017

World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March. Every year, countless local, national and international events are organised by kidney charities, healthcare professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference.   Further details can be found at

Nutrition and Hydration Week

Date for your diary – Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 – 13 to 19 March. Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. Further details can be found at