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New guidelines: management of disclosure of historic child sexual abuse

The British Psychological Society has launched new guidelines on the management of disclosure of historic child sexual abuse. One of the authors, Dr Khadj Rouf, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Survivors, academics, and those working to help unheard generations of abused children may find these new guidelines valuable in negotiating the complexities […]

Geoff’s story: one man’s encounter with sepsis

Early recognition and treatment of sepsis saves lives,  yet opportunities to intervene promptly are sometimes still missed with catastrophic consequences, as highlighted by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Report “Time to Act” (2013). Geoff’s Story is a a short (eight-minute) film about one man’s encounter with sepsis. It is a powerful reminder of how […]

Sepsis: working together presentations now available

The Oxford AHSN, Patient Safety Collaborative Sepsis programme hosted a regional ‘working together’ event on 19 September at the Unipart Conference Centre, Oxford. The primary focus was new NICE guidance and work being undertaken nationally and regionally to tackle sepsis. There were speakers from community and hospital settings, as well as Dr Celia Ingam-Clark (NHS […]

Patient First: Preventing harm, improving care

The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative is playing an important role at Patient First, a national patient safety conference, taking place at the Excel, London, on 22-23 November. We are joining with the other Patient Safety Collaboratives covering England to share information and learning – and extend our networks. As well as a large shared stand […]


Royal Society of Medicine Seminar 22nd September 2016

The RSM are holding a seminar in London on 22/09/16 on what the NHS can learn from other industries about managing safety and risk, entitled ‘Safety and Risk in Healthcare – learning from other industries.’  The excellent spread of speakers includes the new head of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch [HSIB] speaking about accident investigation in […]

We’re looking for a patient safety manager

We’re looking for a programme manager to join our patient safety team. If you are committed to improving patient safety in collaboration with partner organisations across a region of more than 3 million people, find out more here. Deadline: 14 August 2016.

Sepsis and the patient pathway event

The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative is hosting an event to focus on new sepsis guidelines published by NICE in July 2016. ‘Sepsis and the patient pathway: working together’ takes place in Oxford on Monday 19 September 2016, 09.30-16.00. Speakers include Sue Morrish, mother and sepsis campaigner, Celia Ingham Clark from NHS England, and Matt Inada-Kim, Consultant […]


Patient safety collaboratives – making care safer for all

A report will be launched at the Patient Safety Congress on 5 July 2016 highlighting the achievements of the AHSN Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs). ‘Patient Safety Collaboratives: Making care safer for all’ shows how the Oxford PSC and the 14 other PSCs in England are spreading improvements and influencing system leadership, two years after they […]

Patient Safety Congress – Manchester, 5-6 July

All 15 national Patient Safety Collaboratives including Oxford are coming together for a shared presence at the Patient Safety Congress in Manchester on 5-6 July 2016. Oxford AHSN partners are among those shortlisted in the HSJ Patient Safety awards to be presented during the event. More information here.