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  • Cross Border Patient Safety Training Programme | HSC Public Health Agency
    HSC Safety Forum the Health Service Executive Quality and Safety Directorate and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Funding for this initiative has been provided by the European Union s INTERREG IVA programme secured by Co operation and Working Together CAWT the cross border health services partnership 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 Reliable Design LS2 Cross Border Programme 2 pdf Systems Thinking LS2 Cross Border Programme 5 pdf Print Facebook Twitter HSC Safety Forum News Collaboratives The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Group Cross Border Patient Safety Training Programme Patient and Public Involvement Useful links Publications Repository for Quality Initiatives in Northern Ireland Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts Links Contact Legal information Freedom of Information Cookies Privacy Policy Terms of use and disclaimer Our websites www aaascreening info www becancerawareni info www breastfedbabies org www cancerscreening hscni net www choosetolivebetter com www enjoyhealthyeating info www fluawareni info www getalifegetactive com www helpprotectyourself

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-nursing-and-allied-health-professions/hsc-safety-forum/cross-border-patient-safety-train (2016-02-11)
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  • Patient and Public Involvement | HSC Public Health Agency
    event that brought together over 50 patients public carers patient advocates personal and public involvement PPI professionals and health and social care staff The aims and purpose of the event were to Bring together 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 Please see below presentations PPI October 2012 Dr Gavin Lavery pdf October 2012 Margaret Murphy pdf Print Facebook Twitter HSC Safety Forum News Collaboratives The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Group Cross Border Patient Safety Training Programme Patient and Public Involvement Useful links Publications Repository for Quality Initiatives in Northern Ireland Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts Links Contact Legal information Freedom of Information Cookies Privacy Policy Terms of use and disclaimer Our websites www aaascreening info www becancerawareni info www breastfedbabies org www cancerscreening hscni net www choosetolivebetter com www enjoyhealthyeating info www

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-nursing-and-allied-health-professions/hsc-safety-forum/patient-and-public-involvement (2016-02-11)
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  • Useful links | HSC Public Health Agency
    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 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 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 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 as enable behavioural change leading to safer better healthcare www patientysafetyfirst nhs uk Print Facebook Twitter HSC Safety Forum News Collaboratives The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Group Cross Border Patient Safety Training

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-nursing-and-allied-health-professions/hsc-safety-forum/useful-links (2016-02-11)
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  • Publications | HSC Public Health Agency
    this easy to use system of accurately identifying adverse events harm and measuring the rate of adverse events over time Global Trigger Tool for measuring adverse events Sense and reliability Some organisations can t afford to make any mistakes What can we learn from them about dealing with the unexpected A conversation with celebrated psychologist Karl E Weick Harvard Business Review Sense and reliability Outcomes Can we save money by improving quality After years of unprecedented growth the National Health Service NHS in the UK faces a major financial challenge The cuts that providers will have to make to achieve savings will be dramatic The UK is not alone 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 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 Using care bundles to reduce in hospital mortality quantitative survey This survey 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 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 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 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 In a letter issued in July 2011 the CMO commended

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  • Repository for Quality Initiatives in Northern Ireland | HSC Public Health Agency
    Infections pdf Lean Projects pdf Maternal Health pdf Medication Safety pdf Mental Health pdf Paediatrics and young people pdf Pain Management pdf Patient Experience pdf Training pdf Print Facebook Twitter HSC Safety Forum News Collaboratives The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Group Cross Border Patient Safety Training Programme Patient and Public Involvement Useful links Publications Repository for Quality Initiatives in Northern Ireland Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-nursing-and-allied-health-professions/hsc-safety-forum/repository-quality-initiatives-no (2016-02-11)
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  • Directorate of Operations
    in meeting Ministerial and corporate targets and objectives Securing support and services from the HSC s Business Services Organisation BSO including Information Technology legal Human Resources procurement and equality and corporate support including administrative staff accommodation etc Governance issues including implementation of controls assurance standards risk management processes and standing orders Communications and Knowledge Management The Communications function includes Leading the PHA s internal and external communications functions and overseeing the multidisciplinary team that works to meet the communications requirements of the PHA The team includes specialists in publications development design and electronic communications public information campaigns and public and corporate affairs that includes public relations event management and corporate communications Health intelligence includes involving analysis and interpretation of information survey design and analysis critical appraisal evaluation techniques and research eg evidence reviews of smoking interventions and teenage pregnancy evaluations of suicide training programmes etc supporting public information campaigns and evaluating their impact Preparing briefings on a range of topics including Traveller health life expectancy and road traffic accidents and provided the core tables for the Director of Public Health Annual Report Working with partners inside and outside the PHA to develop and make available knowledge or information about public

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/256 (2016-02-11)
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  • PHA develops disability and equality action plans - Your response welcomed | HSC Public Health Agency
    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 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 Fax 028 9053 5641 An easy read version of the Disability Action Plan is available here and other accessible versions of the Disability Action Plan are currently being developed and will be added to the

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/news/pha-develops-disability-and-equality-action-plans-your-response-welcomed (2016-02-11)
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  • ENGAGEMENT NOW CLOSED - Draft PHA Corporate Strategy 2011/2015: Engagement process - your views matter | HSC Public Health Agency
    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 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 We would also be happy to meet with you to discuss the draft Corporate Strategy and listen to your views if that would be helpful If you wish to arrange a meeting please contact Katy Hennessey at the above address or telephone 028 9031 1611 Ext 432 We look

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