Northern Care Alliance teams shortlisted six times for patient safety awards
SIX teams from across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal’s annual Patient Safety Awards.
The Northern Care Alliance has been formed by bringing together over 17,500 staff and the services provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Patient Safety Awards 2018, which recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations across the country, will be presented at a ceremony on 9 July during the HSJ Patient Safety Congress in Manchester.
Patient Safety Congress Chair Shaun Lintern, said: "This year's finalists are judged to be those who have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional patient care and safety. The projects submitted highlight and demonstrate constant innovation, as well as the drive to overcome challenges to put patients' needs first."
The six finalists from across the Northern Care Alliance are:
Patient Safety Team of the Year
Salford Royal Foundation Trust: Salford Royal - Journey to Exemplar Centre for management of VTE and Anticoagulation
Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year
Salford Royal Foundation Trust: Early Detection for Delirium Project (ED4D)
Clinical Governance & Risk Management
The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust: A Life-Saving System for Managing CPE Sepsis – ‘Individualized Antibiotic Regimens’
Salford Royal Foundation Trust: A Collaborative Project to Improve Management of Acute Kidney Injury in Primary Care using E-alerts and Educational Outreach
Infection Prevention & Control
The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust: Reducing the occurrence of C.difficile in the gastroenterology wards at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Patient Safety in the Community
The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust: North Manchester Macmillan Palliative Care Support Service