GP & Partner Bulletin - June 2015

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June 2015

Welcome to the June issue of Pulse The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's GP and partner bulletin. Each issue will round up the latest news from inside the Trust and present it in this e-newsletter. If you would like to make any comments about this issue or if you have any suggestions for future content then please email the editor

HEADLINE NEWS

The Perfect Week for Patients

The Perfect Week is currently underway at Fairfield General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary but it has now concluded for The Royal Oldham Hospital. There the response and feedback from everyone involved has been excellent and really encouraging. Staff from the hospital and the wider Trust, and also volunteers from a number of our partner agencies including our commissioners, local authority and Pennine Care FT, have been pivotal acting as Ward Liaison Officers (WLOs).

These roles are based on wards and in departments and have been helping us to understand and capture issues and blockages at ward level which can then be addressed. The performance figures have been very encouraging. During the seven days since the Perfect Week started on Wednesday 10th June, the hospital has achieved 99.5% against the A&E 4 hour access standard including 100% days on Friday 12th June and Tuesday 16th June. There have been a total of just ten breaches and all of these have been analysed and looked into to see how they could have been avoided and how we can improve.

The national Perfect Week for Patients initiative is being held across three of our hospitals. The Perfect Week is about helping the Trust and our partners focus and improve the quality of patient care by allowing staff from health and social care to work together and test new ideas that can improve the way patients move through the system. This is about getting patients in, treated and out of hospital as quickly and effectively as possible.

More information is included in the Perfect Week video on our YouTube channel.

Perfect Week video

Maternity review update

We have now published the full Maternity Review Report and Improvement Plan which are available to download on the Trust website.

Work around implementing actions set out in our Maternity Improvement Plan and embedding learning following the external review into a small number of our maternity cases continue to progress well. The implementation of the Improvement Plan is being led by our Chief Nurse, Gill Harris, and our Acting Medical Director, Dr Anton Sinniah. Individual actions around the domains of Safe; Effective, Caring; Responsive and Well led are being put in place by midwifery staff, doctors and managers across the division. 

Implementation is being overseen by the Incident Management Group (IMG) which continues to meet fortnightly. This is co-chaired by Gill Harris and Stuart North, Chief Officer of Bury CCG. A number of significant dates have now been set in the diary as part of the Improvement Plan. This includes a local recruitment event to strengthen our team of maternity support workers, which has now taken place, details of our shared learning arrangement with Newcastle Hospitals NHS FT, and our involvement in the national SaBINE project.

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Saving Babies Lives in the North of England - SaBINE

The SaBINE project is linked to the development of NHS England’s national Saving Babies’ Lives: Reducing Stillbirth and Early Neonatal Death Care Bundle. Our staff in maternity and obstetrics and our local CCG leads have been invited to an event on 8th July at North Manchester General Hospital where Professor Gardosi and his team from the Perinatal Institute will discuss their work in reducing stillbirth, especially improved detection and management of babies who are smaller than would normally be expected.

The Trust and the Perinatal Institute will launch and support the implementation of the SaBINE project here at this Trust in the coming weeks. This is a great opportunity for the Trust to be involved in this important nationally-recognised perinatal programme and to be invited to be one of the early implementers. As part of the programme we will improve our multi-disciplinary training for doctors and midwives and a more strengthened pathway for managing babies identified as smaller than expected. To kick start this work, a number of our midwives attended the SaBINE regional launch in Leeds recently.

EVENTS

'Manage your arthritis - its such a relief', talk with Lead Physiotherapy Practitioners

01 July 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00 

Location

Bury

Venue        

Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital

Category    

Foundation Trust Events

Description

A free talk by for staff, patient's public and our FT members.

Cost           

Free

Contact      

Angela Greenwood

Phone        

01706-517302

Email

angela.greenwood@pat.nhs.uk

 The Big Pink Charity Dinner & Dance

11 July 2015 at 19:00

Venue

Uppermill Civic Hall

Description

Supporting the Victoria Breast Care Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

Cost

£35

Files

pdfThe Big Pink Charity Dinner Dance - July 11 2015

 Technology: helping our doctors connect better with patients’ health

25 August 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00

Venue

Education Centre, NMGH

Category

Foundation Trust Events

Description

A free talk with Libby Woodcock, Training and Implementation Manager

Cost

Free

Contact

Angela Greenwood

Phone

01706 517302

Email

angela.greenwood@pat.nhs.uk

 'A breath of fresh air', COPD talk with Dr Georges Kwong, Consultant Chest Physician

03 September 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00 

Location

NMGH

Venue

Seminar Room, Post-Grad Centre, North Manchester G

Category

Foundation Trust Events

Description

 
A free talk by for staff, patient's public and our FT members.

Cost

Free

Contact

Angela Greenwood

Phone

517302

Email

angela.greenwood@pat.nhs.uk


Have you read the July issue of Pennine News, the Trust's monthly magazine for staff and stakeholders?

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