Patient Safety First to launch ‘focus weeks’ in 2010

Over the first quarter of 2010, Patient Safety First will be running a number of ‘focus weeks’ to promote specific aspects of the campaign to eliminate avoidable death and harm to patients.  

Each week’s activities will be different, but will include practical suggestions about how Trusts can take ‘one new step’ to improving patient safety and suggestions on how to measure impact.  

The activities will be supported by a range of online resources and tools designed to help you make improvements at a local level, and each week will also include opportunities to explore your issues during online discussion sessions with key experts.  There will also be articles, case studies and stories in the professional press and on the Patient Safety First website at www.patientsafetyfirst.nhs.uk 

The ‘focus weeks’ proposed are:

· 18th January – Focus on Deterioration: ‘Count your calls’

· 1st February – Focus on Human factors in healthcare

· 1st March – Focus on Ventilator care bundles: stories of improvement

· 8th March – Focus on Insulin: ‘Testing a new care bundle for Insulin prescribing’

More details about each of these ‘focus weeks’ will be available nearer the time on www.patientsafetyfirst.nhs.uk

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