South West Healthcare Staff benefit from Patient Safety Training events

The South West Academic Health Network (SW AHSN) and the South West Patient Safety Collaborative welcomed around 80 healthcare staff from the South West to two Quality Improvement workshops earlier this month. The events, which ran in conjunction with the organisation’s Patient Safety Collaborative programme, took place in St Mellion on 3rd March and Taunton on 10th March. The workshops were open to all frontline healthcare staff in the region and were extremely well attended, giving attendees a chance to receive formal teaching on quality improvement methods.

SW AHSN aims to improve and sustain the healthcare system in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Somerset for current and future generations of patients, while prioritising on finding solutions for problems which affect the largest numbers of patients and put the greatest stress on our healthcare system in the South West. It runs a wide range of events which help give an insight into the skills and practical tools needed to run quality improvement projects. The South West Patient Safety Collaborative exists to create a culture of continuous quality improvement across the South West. Hosted by the South West AHSN, we value our partners and work continuously to improve patient safety across the whole system.

Mandy Stewart of Warwick House Medical Practice said: “The evening was very interesting.  It was useful to hear about some of the QI projects that are being undertaken in Secondary Care.  A next step would be to see how Primary Care could be included in these individual projects.”

Rob Bethune says: ‘This was an excellent meeting and really good to hear some of the great projects that are being run in the South West to improve the quality of care. This provided a real positive outlet for the work they and their colleagues are doing’

Healthcare professionals wanting to find out more about future events should contact info@swahsn.com

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