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  • Cross Border Patient Safety Training Programme
    The 27 participants in the programme are senior medical nursing allied health professional and managerial staff and from the HSE areas of Drogheda and Letterkenny and from the Western Northern and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland Measurement for Improvement LS2 Cross Border Programme 2 pdf 1 Reliable Design LS2 Cross Border Programme 2 pdf 2 Systems Thinking LS2 Cross Border Programme 5 pdf 3 2011 Public

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1619 (2016-02-11)
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  • Patient and Public Involvement
    patients service users carers members of the public and others who have an interest in improving patient safety Provide a general overview of quality improvement as it pertains to patient safety Discuss current initiatives intended to improve safety and quality of care in N ireland Gather opinion on how those attending might be involved Invite participants interested in further PPI work with the Safety Forum to submit expressions of interest

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1780 (2016-02-11)
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  • Useful links
    and healthcare professionals ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations www ihi org IHI 2 Clinical Microsystems Making improvements in health care is hard work Help is often needed Experience in supporting health care improvement has shown coaching interdisciplinary groups in the hard work of improving health care often is helpful This website provides useful materials to support you in coaching interdisciplinary groups www clinicalmicrosystem org 3 The Scottish Patient Safety Programme Every Patient Every Time This programme aims to steadily improve the safety of hospital care across the country through the use of evidenced based tools and techniques which will improve reliability and safety in everyday healthcare systems and processes www patientsafetyalliance scot nhs uk programme 4 Wales 1000 Lives Campaign 1000 Lives Plus is a national programme which seeks to improve the quality of patient care and reduce avoidable harm across NHS Wales www wales nhs uk site3 home cfm orgid 781 5 Patient Safety First This English campaign was designed in 2007 launched in June 2008 and came to an end in March 2010 Its aim was to focus on the safety culture in the NHS and to engage clinical staff as well

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/799 (2016-02-11)
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  • Publications
    most health systems have been challenged to do more with less to meet the immediate funding crisis and also to meet the longer term financial pressures resulting from changing demographics new technologies and increased demand Martin Marshall and John Øvretveit explore this challenging topic in their article published in BMJ April 2011 Can we save money by improving quality 8 A multifaceted intervention for quality improvement in a network of intensive care units Despite expensive life sustaining technologies mortality and complication rates in critically ill patients remain high Such patients should therefore receive all evidence based and cost effective interventions that improve outcomes This article sets out to determine the effectiveness of a multi centre quality improvement programme to increase delivery of six evidence based ICU practices A multifaceted intervention for quality improvement in a network of intensive care units 9 Using care bundles to reduce in hospital mortality quantitative survey This survey 10 published in the BMJ in April 2010 explores the use of eight care bundles of treatment known to reduce in hospital mortality Staff Unmet needs Teaching physicians to provide safe patient care Ten years after the Institute of Medicine s landmark 1999 report To err is human the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation has released a white paper that finds US medical schools are not doing an adequate job of facilitating student understanding of basic knowledge and the development of skills required for the provision of safe patient care Unmet needs Teaching physicians to provide safe patient care 11 Seven steps to patient safety NPSA This document describes the steps that NHS organisations can take to improve safety It provides a checklist to help plan activities and measure performance Seven steps to patient safety 12 Nurse staffing and inpatient hospital mortality In this retrospective observational study staffing of registered nurses RNs below target levels was associated with increased mortality which reinforces the need to match staffing with patients needs Nurse staffing and inpatient hospital mortality 13 Other documents of potential interest Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism A Key Patient Safety Priority Prevention of venous thromboembolism VTE is an important part of our strategy to improve patient safety The Northern Ireland HSC Safety Forum established and facilitated a regional collaborative which developed a single VTE Risk Assessment Tool for N Ireland 14 In a letter 15 issued in July 2011 the CMO commended the use of this assessment tool across the region This should ensure that every adult patient has a documented VTE risk assessment on admission to hospital which reflects guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence clinical guideline CG92 It is hoped that this unified approach to VTE risk assessment will also improve and streamline the training of medical and nursing staff and reduce the need for re training if they move their place of employment Safer Patients Initiative phase two 16 Read the evaluation of the second phase of the Safer Patients Initiative a complex large scale intervention and the

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/797 (2016-02-11)
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  • Repository for Quality Initiatives in Northern Ireland
    pdf 11 Mental Health pdf 12 Paediatrics and young people pdf 13 Pain Management pdf 14 Patient Experience pdf 15 Training pdf 16 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public Health Agency Source URL http www publichealthagency org directorate nursing and allied health professions hsc safety forum repository quality initiatives no Links 1 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Care 20of 20Patient 20with 20a 20stroke pdf 2 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Central 20Line 2C 20Peripheral 20 26 20SSI 20Infections pdf 3 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Communications 0 pdf 4 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Community 20and 20Primary 20Care 0 pdf 5 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Critical 20care 2C 20Coronary 20Care 2C 20Outreach 20 26 20Theatres 0 pdf 6 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Disability 20Services 0 pdf 7 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Emergency 20Department 0 pdf 8 http www publichealth hscni net sites default files directorates files Health 20Care 20Acquired 20Infections 0 pdf 9 http www publichealth hscni net

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1436 (2016-02-11)
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  • PHA develops disability and equality action plans - Your response welcomed
    produced a new draft Equality Action Plan The purpose of our Disability Action Plan is to look at things we could be doing to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and encourage their participation in our work areas The Equality Action Plan looks at actions we could take to tackle inequalities across all equality categories We are now seeking views on our Disability Action Plan and Equality Action Plan and would encourage responses to this consultation exercise Details of how to respond can be found at the end of each document and for more information and access to both documents click here 1 Please note comments should be sent by 1st March 2013 directly to the Equality Unit in the Business Services Organisation who are coordinating this consultation on behalf of the PHA Contact details are below The Equality Unit Business Services Organisation 2 Franklin Street Belfast BT2 8DQ Telephone 028 9053 5531 Text Relay users should prefix the phone number with 18001 Email equality unit hscni net 2 Fax 028 9053 5641 An easy read version of the Disability Action Plan is available here 3 and other accessible versions of the Disability Action Plan are currently being developed and

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1725 (2016-02-11)
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  • ENGAGEMENT NOW CLOSED - Draft PHA Corporate Strategy 2011/2015: Engagement process - your views matter
    our first two years along with Ministerial and DHSSPS targets within the context of the financial pressures facing health and social care over the current Comprehensive Spending Review CSR period The Corporate Strategy is a high level document setting the role direction and priorities for the PHA over the next four years The goals set out in the strategy will be supported by annual plans detailing how they will be achieved enabling the PHA to incorporate new priorities and challenges that may arise over this period We would welcome your comments on the draft strategy and have provided a set of key questions to guide your consideration of the document Both are available by clicking this link 2 We would encourage you to read the draft Strategy and send your comments to us these do not have to be restricted to answering our key questions Responses should be returned by 4 00 pm Friday 16 September 2011 to By post Katy Hennessey Public Health Agency 18 Ormeau Avenue Belfast BT2 8HS By email Catherine hennessey hscni net 3 We would also be happy to meet with you to discuss the draft Corporate Strategy and listen to your views if that

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/963 (2016-02-11)
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  • Preconsultation to inform the production of the draft PHA Corporate plan - Deadline 3 December - THIS IS NOW CLOSED
    of our longer term Corporate plan The question template is attached below this message Responses from the preconsultation will help inform the production of the draft Corporate plan Once the draft Corporate plan has been approved by the PHA board for formal consultation you will have a further opportunity to comment Formal consultation will take place between 24 January and 15 April If you wish to contribute to this preconsultation

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/541 (2016-02-11)
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