Bristol Patient Safety Conference Overview
Jo Pendray from the Patient Safety Collaborative attended the Bristol Patient Safety Conference on 3 May 2017 and was delighted to be involved in judging posters at the event. Posters were of a very high standard and included a category winner from Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Highlights included hearing from Dr Amar Shah of East London NHS Foundation Trust on embedding a culture of quality improvement across an organisation, emphasising the importance of teamwork and working on ‘what matters most’ to each team –go to https://www.elft.nhs.uk/ to discover more about their QI journey and their recent ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC.
Helen Vernon of the newly named NHS Resolution (previously NHS Litigation Authority) focussed on their mission to assist the healthcare system with an Advise, Resolve, Learn philosophy. James Badenoch, QC, imparted beautifully framed patient stories to illustrate the meaning of the ‘patient centred test for consent’ in light of the Montgomery ruling – above all, he urged kindness and grace in dealing with patients. Dr Stephen Gulliford and Suzanne Wilson of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust were eloquent in describing the benefits of a nurse-led AKI specialist service and have developed a number of tools in dealing with AKI. They have been shortlisted for an HSJ award http://www.wwl.nhs.uk/News/2016/April/Acute_Kidney_Injury_Team_Shortlisted_Award.aspx .
There were also interesting presentations from Foundation Drs, the CQC, the findings of a research study relating to making improvements based on patient feedback and an informative update from Deborah Evans of WEAHSN about the local and national picture for Patient Safety Collaboratives.