First SW AHSN Patient Safety Launch Pad Event a Success
The South West Patient Safety Collaborative at the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) has held the first in a series of Patient Safety Launch Pad sessions, on 15 and 16 May 2017 at the Mercure Southgate, Exeter. The successful course was attended by over 80 health and care professionals from across the South West.
The Patient Safety Launch Pad is a five-day programme, spread across nine months and is a bespoke version of the SW AHSN’s successful Accelerated Patient Safety Programme. It has been designed to support delegates in implementing a patient safety and quality improvement (QI) plan at ward, unit, hospital or system level. It will be delivered by a team of leading QI experts from across the region and UK and is free of charge to delegates within the South West.
On day one and two of the Patient Safety Launch Pad, delegates heard from a range of QI and patient safety experts, including Jonathan Broad, Helen Smith and Joanne Watson. Delegates also participated in a variety of engaging teamwork activities to strengthen learning.
The Patient Safety Launch Pad enables participants to use the Life QI system, to use a safety culture survey, as well as providing ongoing mentoring and coaching between learning sessions.
Jonathan Broad said: “It’s amazing to hear about all the QI and patient safety activities happening across health and social care, with so many people wanting to help improve the outcomes for patients. This course will enable the NHS to see improvements for years to come.”
The next sessions are on 18 and 19 September 2017 – St Mellion, Cornwall, followed by the final session on 30 January 2018 – Monks Yard, Somerset.