Patient Safety Awards 2016

2 July 2019
Manchester Central

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Those delivering excellence in patient care and safety were honoured at the 2018 Patient Safety Awards, which recognise and reward outstanding practice in patient safety.

Garnering over 500 entries, this year saw fierce competition for these coveted awards. The 21 deserving winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges, with an additional 13 projects also receiving commendation.

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2018 Winners

 

Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

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Winner:
Healthy London Partnership and Metropolitan Police Service

Project Title:
Handover process for Voluntary Mental Health patients in Emergency Departments

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges felt that this was an amazing example of cross boundary, patient centred work that has real benefit to both patients and staff. There was demonstrable cost savings and a real opportunity to disseminate nationally."

Highly commended in this category:
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

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Cancer Care

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Winner:
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Project Title:
Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges were unanimous in their view that this project really demonstrated "next generation healthcare" alongside incredible dedication from the team. The panel also felt that the quality and efficiency of this project has allowed for continuous improvement and most importantly has significantly reduced risk and increased patient safety."

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Care of Older People

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Winner:
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Project Title:
Community First Responder Lifting Scheme

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"This winning entry showed impressive scalability and particularly speaks to the principles of social change in the five year forward plan. The project showed great enthusiasm and a genuine drive to improve patient care and the judges felt this was a truly deserving winner."

Highly commended in this category:
Central and North West London Foundation Trust

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Changing Culture

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Winner:
East Cheshire Trust

Project Title:
Maintaining Patient Safety in times of Escalation - An Organisational Approach

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"Our winners tonight stood out to the judges because of their innovative response to a nationwide issue. Narrowing the gaps between clinical and non clinical staff is commendable, and the focus on patients was clear at every step. The work is spreadable and we hope that other organisations catch this contagious commitment to patient care."

Highly commended in this category:
Humber Foundation Trust

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Clinical Governance & Risk Management

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Winner:
Walsall Healthcare National Health Service Trust

Project Title:
An integrated approach of changing cultures in Clinical Governance/ Patient Safety

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges were particularly impressed by this entries level of engagement throughout their team as well as the involvement with families. The project showed fantastic evidence of culture improvement and their enthusiastic presentation made them an exemplary winner."

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Deteriorating Patients & Rapid Response Systems

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Winner:
West of England Academic Health Science Network

Project Title:
Regional Programme to improve the reliability of recognition and response to the deteriorating patient

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges felt that this project showed truly excellent work in effectively rolling out the initiative at scale and across a huge network. It incorporated a range of services and the results were very impressive."

Highly commended in this category:
Birmingham Women's and Children's Foundation Trust

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Education & Training

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Winner:
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Project Title:
WSHT Continuous Improvement Training - Creating an Army of Problem Solvers

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"This winner was an ambitious project that demonstrated an excellent training programme that embedded problem solving and improvement theory alongside successfully transforming hospital cultures. The judges felt staff at all levels had been trained to deliver a professional methodology and support system and the entry showed a purposeful and clear vision."

Highly commended in this category:
Queen's University Belfast

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Improving Safety in Medicines Management

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Winner:
Cumbria Partnership Foundation

Project Title:
Clozapine Clinic Patient Safety Improvement Initiative

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges felt that this was an exemplary piece of work that demonstrates why these awards are important to showcase and raise the profile of the work they are doing. A fantastic piece of work that showed evidence of far reaching benefits and improvements for patients."

Highly commended in this category:
The Walton Centre Foundation Trust

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Infection Prevention & Control

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Winner:
Cyprus University of Technology - Intensive Care Unit of Limassol General Hospital

Project Title:
Should CDC’s recommendations for promptly removing unnecessary central venous catheters be enhanced?

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"This winning project is a seemingly simple intervention but one that has brought dramatic reductions in blood stream infections. The practice has been rolled out nationally and has had a direct positive impact on mortality rates. The judges were unanimous in their view that this entrant was an outstanding deserving winner."

Highly commended in this category:
University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust

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Information Technology

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Winner:
eConsult

Project Title:
eConsult, an online GP consultation system enabling safe and appropriate delivery of care

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges felt that this project had clear, deliverable ambitions and a forward-thinking development strategy. The entry showed deliverable benefits at a remarkable scale and a plan to innovate further with potential to spread nationwide."

Highly commended in this category:
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

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Learning Disabilities

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Winner:
Essex County Council Quality Innovation Team

Project Title:
Quality Innovation Team: Access to Health Video books

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges felt that the winner for the Learning Disabilities element was a ‘wow’ submission and left the whole panel extremely impressed. The project clearly has real application and reflects everything the judges were looking for alongside being cost-effective whilst still promoting holistic health and safety."

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Maternity & Midwifery Services

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Winner:
Her Majesty's Prison Low Newton - Durham

Project Title:
The development of Peri natal and Maternity care pathways for women in the Judicial system

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"This winner demonstrated a fantastically sustainable and transferable project that vastly improved care and outcomes for its patients. The team showed evidence of a fully coordinated approach to not just maternity aspects but also mental health and the judges were extremely impressed that the project had been shared regionally with colleagues."

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Mental Health

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Winner:
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Project Title:
Redesign of the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service in combination with Street Triage

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"MH - The Mental Health Winner successfully demonstrated how their project was a non-traditional yet sustainable solution to a 21st century health care deficit. This service provides a unique and attentive approach that is forward looking in maintaining safety of a vulnerable group. The judges were impressed by the work that brings about a real service of social justice to the community."

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Organisation of the Year

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Winner:
Central London Community Healthcare Trust

Project Title:
Simply the Best, Every Time

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges felt that there was a clear strategy to improve patient safety across a diverse organisation. Staff were clearly involved and enabled to make improvements in a framework of Shared Governance and the judges feel others in health and social care can learn much from this approach."

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Palliative Care

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Winner:
Velindre National Health Service Trust

Project Title:
Improving the palliative pathways by developing a rapid access Radiographer-led service

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"Our winners tonight showed an excellent, innovative patient centred project aimed at reducing symptoms and redesigning the workforce. The value and importance of this entry particularly impressed the judges and they were thrilled to be able to re-dress the balance and meet such passionate healthcare professionals that submitted a truly inspiring project."

Highly commended in this category:
Willowbrook Hospice

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Patient Safety Team of the Year

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Winner:
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust

Project Title:
UHCW Patient Safety & Risk Team

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The winners of this category demonstrated an extremely enthusiastic and dynamic presentation alongside excellent team work. The innovative project showed strong evidence that the work has spread across the whole trust and displayed vast improvement."

Highly commended in this category:
Humber Foundation Trust

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Patient Safety in the Community

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Winner:
East Midlands Ambulance Service

Project Title:
Cycle Response Unit in Northampton Town

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The judges felt that this entry was an astonishing demonstration of the power of conviction to make a difference to not only patients but to the wider society as a whole. The project successfully demonstrated that this service could and should be enlarged and rolled out to other areas and the team should be extremely proud of their truly wonderful initiative."

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Perioperative and surgical care

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Winner:
St James's University Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Project Title:
NELA - Improving Care for Emergency Laparotomy Patients

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"This truly deserving winning organisation successfully demonstrated a meaningful project with impressive outcomes that clearly centres from a dedicated, innovative and driven multidisciplinary team."

Highly commended in this category:
Manchester University Foundation Trust and The NHS Transformation Unit

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Product or Innovation - Private

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Winner:
Safe Obstetric Systems

Project Title:
Fetal Pillow - A safe choice for a difficult caesarean section

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"This winning entry was an excellent example of a clinician identifying a solution to a patient safety problem that has a devastating effect on families and staff. The panel hopes that this encourages more hospitals to adopt this approach and becomes part of standard practice."

Highly commended in this category:
Germitec

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Product or Innovation - Public

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Winner:
Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Project Title:
Body worn video on mental health wards

Judges comments on the winning entry:
" The judges felt this winning project has ‘dared to go to new places’ and really demonstrates the remarkable individuals behind it. The huge potential for benefit in a Cinderella service made it an innovative winner and the empowering elements for both patients and staff particularly shone through."

Highly commended in this category:
Health Innovation Network

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Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year

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Winner:
East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Project Title:
Reducing Urinary Tract Infections Through Hydration

Judges comments on the winning entry:
"The panel were unanimous in their decision that this apparently simple project has such a positive impact on patient outcome and is an impressive example of how a simple idea could have a huge impact beyond what the team hoped to initially achieve."

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