Patient Safety Awards shortlist is revealed

More than 100 entries make it to the next stage of the competition

The shortlist for the 2017 Patient Safety Awards has been announced.

Now in their 8th year, the awards recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.

And, this year, more than 100 companies and healthcare operators have made the cut across 21 categories.

The awards will be presented as part of the 2017 Patient Safety Congress, being held in Manchester on 4-5 July.

The successful entries are:

Award for Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety - Public Sector

  • County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust: Versal-innovative slide sheet design-reduces user error-improving patient comfort & reducing harm to skin during repositioning
  • Ophthalmic Imaging - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals: Innovative Adaptation of a Retinal Scanner Facilitating Imaging of Previously Inaccessible Patients
  • Royal Brompton & Harefield Foundation Trust: Frontline NHS Innovation: BHIS™ Postoperative Support Bra for Female Cardiothoracic Patients
  • Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: Calcified Placenta Teaching Aid
  • Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Healios
  • Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project
  • Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust: Tag Care at Yeovil District Hospital

Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety - Private Sector

  • Bruin Biometrics (BBI): SEM Scanner
  • GS1 UK
  • Linet: LINET Multicare Powered by Hercules - Addressing the Top Safe Patient Handling Tasks for nursing
  • Medcura Technologies: Improving Healthcare outcomes for Cancer patients by increasing quality, safety and efficiency of IV Chemotherapy services
  • Nervecentre Software
  • Seedata: Life QI - the health and social care quality improvement platform

Cancer Care

  • Acute Haemato-Oncology Service at Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: A simple intervention to improve antibiotic treatment time for Neutropenic Sepsis
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board: Prostate Cancer Pathway Re-design
  • Care UK: Care UK - HMP Wakefield - Palliative Care Pathway
  • Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust: A culture of open reporting results in improved quality of bladder tumour resections: a closed loop audit
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust: Enabling citizens to actively self manage their cancer care
  • Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: Motion Capture Pillow
  • The Christie Foundation Trust: A new model for homecare

Clinical Governance & Risk Management in Patient Safety

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals: Adapted WHO Endoscopy Safety Checklist
  • Bradford District Care Foundation Trust: Measurement and the way we use it - getting staff involved
  • LloydsPharmacy: Safer Care - A Patient Safety Programme
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust: Optimising patient outcomes following routine cataract surgery; lessons learnt from an unexpected case series of adverse events
  • Northampton General Hospital: Dare to Share - Sharing Learning from Incidents
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals: Disease Modifying Therapies within the Multiple Sclerosis Team
  • Spectrum Community Health CIC: Reducing Medications Misuse in Prison
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust: Our Patient Safety Improvement Journey in Clinical Governance and Risk Management

Patient Safety in Surgical Care

  • Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust: Improving outcomes after emergency surgical admission
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Trust: Development of comprehensive safety package for patients on anticoagulant medications requiring surgery
  • NHS Transformation Unit: The Greater Manchester Healthier Together programme
  • Papworth Hospital: Implementing a surgical morbidity dashboard for cardiac surgery
  • Royal free Hampstead: Adopting Quality Improvement to reduce harm during '5 step to Safer Surgery'
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust and Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network: The Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust: Prevention of never events in the operating theatres by embedding a high quality checklist and focusing on continual learning
  • South Tees NHS Foundation Trust: AKI Improvement Programme
  • Stockport Foundation Trust: PREOPERATIVE ANAEMIA SERVICE
  • University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust: Reducing harm and building a positive safety culture through Surgical Safety Walkarounds

Patient Safety in Learning Disabilities

  • Barking Havering and Redbridge University Trust Hospital: Paediatric Special Needs Blood Testing at Queen's Hospital
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Developing Positive Behaviour Support ethos in an Assessment and Intervention Inpatient Unit
  • Cardiff & Vale University Health Board: Improving general hospital care of patients who have a learning disability
  • Community Learning Disabilities Team: Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse against people with Learning Disabilities
  • NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit: Transforming care for people with complex learning disabilities and autism
  • Spectrum Community Health CIC: Relationships and Sexual Health Programme (RSE)

Quality Lead of the Year

  • George Eliot Hospital Trust: Quality Improvement initiative of Acute Kidney Injury
  • Medway NHS Trust: Improving Safety- Recognising & Responding to Unwell Patients
  • NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group: The best Quality Lead in the CCGs
  • Northampton General Hospital Trust: Most Inclusive and Dynamic Quality Improvement Leader
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital: Caring for patients, Caring for Staff, Caring for finances
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital: Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust: Improvement in Patient Safety Trustwide using Quality Improvement Methodology
  • Stockport Foundation Trust: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Specialist Nurse - Raising AKI Awareness at Stockport NHS Trust

Best Patient Safety Improvement Team

  • Care UK: Care UK - HMP Stafford - Smoking Cessation Team
  • Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Traceability and Surgical Data Capture - Driving Patient Safety
  • Derriford Hospital: Making the Sepsis CQUIN work
  • Essex County Council: Quality Innovation Team, Essex County Council
  • Ministry of National Guards-Health Affairs: Establishment of medically lead bed management department and patient flow transformation
  • National Pharmacy Association: Enhancing patient safety within community pharmacy through effective reporting
  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Working Group : A collaborative approach to improvement at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT)
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust: A Team Approach: Improving Sepsis Care and Reducing Deaths
  • University Hospital of North Midlands: Preventing Atrial Fibrillation related stroke, interfacing primary and secondary care
  • Warrington and Halton Foundation Trust: Warrington Hospital Acute Care Team

Mental Health

  • Camden and Islington NHS Trust: Positive And Caring Enviroments (P.A.C.E)
  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust: CRAC Team-improving quality, patient safety and maintaining bed flow by expert navigation through shifting sandbanks at low tide
  • Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust: Pan Dorset Pathfinder Service
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust: Lone worker safety devices
  • Mental Health Inreach Team, Oxleas NHS Trust, HMP Swaleside: The Emotional Wellbeing Mentor Scheme at HMP Swaleside
  • Mersey Care Foundation Trust: No Force First
  • NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commisioning Group: Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health Street Triage
  • Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust: Mental Health Services for Older People, Suicide Prevention Training Team
  • University of Central Lancashire: REsTRAIN YOURSELF: Minimising the use of physical restraint in acute mental health settings

Patient Safety in Maternity & Midwifery Services

  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust: Maternity Safety Brief - Be Safe - Be Brief - Be the Best
  • Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust: A Pro-active Approach to Reducing Our Local Stillbirth Rate
  • George Eliot Hospital Trust: Success in reducing the still birth rate
  • King's College London, School of Medical Education and Maternity Services, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, East Kent Hospital Trust: Improving Local Anaesthetic Toxicity Knowledge in Maternity Care
  • Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust: Training in cardiotocography to improve neonatal outcomes and reduce unnecessary intrapartum interventions
  • Morecambe Bay University Hospitals Trust: 3 Minute Safety Brief
  • Perinatal Institute: The Saving Babies in North England (SaBiNE) project
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust: Keeping mothers and babies safe
  • Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: Patient Safety in Maternity & Midwifery Services

Patient Safety in the Community

  • Care Plus Group: District Nursing Mobile Working Project to enable Remote Access and Recording into Electronic Patient Records
  • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust: The East Lancashire Falls Response Service
  • Gloucestershire Care Services Trust: Implementing NEWS in Nursing Homes
  • Murrays Pharmacy: Medicines Compliance and Adherence and safety for patients with long term conditions
  • North East London Foundation Trust: Significant 7- Signs of Deterioration for Care Homes
  • South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust: Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP)
  • Spectrum Community Health CIC: NYH Outreach
  • Sussex Community Foundation Trust: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust: Reducing incidents of pressure damage in the community

Care of Older People

  • Ashford and St. Peter's Hospital Foundation Trust: Moving On – taking steps to prevent falls-related serious injuries
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust: Deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) in End of Life Care
  • Central London Community Healthcare Trust: Impact of Proactive Care Homes Pharmacists
  • Heart Of England Foundation Trust (H.E.F.T.): Geriatric Optimisation and Liaison Before Surgery Service
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions
  • Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust: The Personalised, Sensory Toolkit
  • North East London Foundation Trust: Significant 7- Signs of Deterioration Training for Care Homes
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust: Delivering Person-Centred Care and improving the experience for patients living with dementia in the acute care setting through
  • Royal Voluntary Service: Leicester & Leicestershire Home from Hospital Service

Patient Safety in Critical Care & Trauma Patients

  • Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust: Reconfiguration of critical care outreach service and team with 4 cohorted Rapid Response Team (RRT) beds
  • Kimal PLC: Altius Central Venous Catheters - Reducing Patient Risk
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Foundation Trust: Reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers in a high risk critical care area
  • North West London Critical Care Network: Patient Transfer Bag - Networked approach
  • Nottingham University Hospitals Trust: Expansion of NUH CCOT service to improve patient safety and outcomes
  • The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton and Sussex Universities Hospital Trust: Paediatric Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation - the future?
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Improving Incident Reporting in Critical Care - UHCW

Managing Long Term Conditions

  • Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Development of Haemodialysis Trigger Tool and Patient Safety Index to monitor harm events during haemodialysis treatments
  • Hampshire Constabulary & Isle of Wight NHS Trust with Wessex Academic Health
  • Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project
  • Healios: Healios
  • Lancashire Care Foundation Trust: A care pathway for patients who have experienced a severe hypoglycaemia episode that was attended by the paramedics
  • Poole Hospital: Epilepsy Networks Project
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: The Okay to Stay Plan
  • South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust: Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP)
  • Totally Health and My Clinical Coach: Social prescribing through telephone based Clinical Health Coaching to empower individuals to improve their health and wellbeing
  • University Hospital of the North Midlands: Preventing Atrial Fibrillation related stroke, interfacing primary and secondary care
  • Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Detect, Protect, Perfect in Atrial Fibrillation

Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: The Quality Improvement QIP - Delivering Quality Emergency Care in Belfast
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Emergency Department: SPADES safety walk-round checklist
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust: Introduction of a Multidiscipilary team approach to reduce hospital admissions on the Clinical Decicsions Unit (CDU)
  • London North West Health Care Trust: Improving the screening and management of Sepsis in a A&E department
  • NHS Tayside: Making the transition from Core to Higher Specialty Training in Emergency Medicine
  • Royal Derby Hospital : Departmentally-Derived Quality Standards in Royal Derby Hospital Emergency Department
  • Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS) - Smartphone App
  • University Hospital North Staffordshire: Implementing a shared care exemplar front door model of care for frail older people in the emergency department
  • West of England Academic Health Science Network: The adoption and spread of the ED Safety Checklist across the West of England
  • York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust: Sustainable, Innovative and Quality First Emergency Assessment Service in Scarborough

Changing Culture

  • Aspen Healthcare : STEP-up Patient Safety Cultural Change Programme
  • Bradford District Care Foundation Trust: Talk and change culture
  • Cygnet Healthcare: Self Harm to Together Healing
  • Humber Foundation Trust: Achieving rapid improvement in cultural change #patientsafety
  • Mersey Care Foundation Trust: The HOPE(S) clinical model of care to reduce long term segregation in secure settings
  • NHS Forth Valley: Improving the journey for those with dementia in the acute setting - a collaborative approach
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust: Developing a Safety Culture
  • St Andrew's Healthcare: Safewards at St Andrew's
  • The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Foundation Trust: Rebuilding Relationships Programme
  • University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: The Safety Huddle Culture
  • University Hospitals of Leicester Trust: Recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient

Improving Safety in Medicines Management

  • Care UK: Care UK - HMP Stafford - Repeat Prescriptions Management
  • Central London Community Healthcare Trust: Impact of Proactive Care Homes Pharmacist
  • Heart of England Foundation Trust: Reducing harm from omissions and delays in Parkinson medication (PD)
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Medication Error to Coroners Court and Lessons Learned
  • Leeds Childrens' Hospital: Druggles - their positive impact on prescribing standards and patient safety within the neonatal intensive care environment
  • NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group: Medicines Management Template improves Safe Prescribing of Direct Anticoagulant Drugs (DOACs) in GP Practices
  • NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group: 5afety in Num6ers - Medicines Safety Initiative
  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust: Haematology Chemotherapy Prescribing
  • The Schoolhouse Surgery : Anticholinergic Burden Calculator - An Effective Tool in Clinical Practice To Reduce Iatrogenesis
  • Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Implementing Self Administration of Insulin in Hospital
  • Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Reducing the Risks from Magnesium Sulfate Injection in Obstetrics

Information Technology to Improve Patient Safety

  • Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust: eHospital - using information technology to improve patient safety at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cloud2: How GPs in London are using technology to reduce unnecessary hospital referrals
  • Four Seasons Health Care: Four Seasons Health Care - Quality of Life Programme
  • Healios: Healios
  • Nervecentre Software: Electronic Observations and Handover improving patient safety across NHSHospitals
  • Racepoint Global: Extreme Networks
  • Quicksilva: Mobile Summary Care Record Access for Ambulances
  • Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: Handi
  • UK Renal Registry: Think Kidneys - the NHS campaign to improve to improve the care of people at risk of, or with acute kidney injury
  • Welsh Ambulance Services Trust: Pre Hospital Communication App
  • West of England Academic Health Science Network: Ambulance Service Electronic Patient Care Record & National Early Warning Score

Education & Training

  • Haelo: Improvement Science for Acedemics (IS4Ac)
  • Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust: Training in cardiotocography to improve birth outcomes
  • London Ambulance Service Trust: Dementia Care matters in the Ambulance Service
  • NHS Lothian: Educating the entire theatre team in safer airway management
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust: 'Tea trolley' training programme: a novel approach to multidisciplinary training in the workplace
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: New training for incident review within the Combined Community and Acute Care Group of STHFT
  • University of Huddersfield: Tissue Viability Leading Change: National Competency Framework
  • West Midlands Academic Health Science Network: Learning from Excellence
  • Whiston Hospital: Attitudes to and effectiveness of prescribing error feedback in an acute hospital setting
  • York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust: Foundations in Patient Safety and Quality - developing awareness of and engagement in patient safety and

Best Organisation

  • Antwerp University Hospital
  • Frimley Health Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust
  • The Christie Foundation Trust
  • Western Sussex Hospitals Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust

Infection Prevention Control in Patient Safety

  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Infection Prevention and Control 'Plan on a Page'
  • Guy's and St Thomas Foundation Trust: A sustained improvement in paediatric cardiac surgical site infections
  • Health Innovation Network: Reducing Harm from Urinary Catheters: a Collaborative Approach in South London
  • Liverpool Community Health Continence Team: CAUTI Harm Free Care Group
  • Nhs: The Buggle - An innovative teaching programme to improve infection prevention on the neonatal unit
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust: Reducing Readmissions for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Together With Patients: Photo at Discharge (PaD) Scheme
  • Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design: Safety = Design: An Interdisciplinary Project to Improve Identification and Treatment Rates of Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust: Regaining Control of Infection Prevention through Collaborative Working

Commenting on its hat-trick of nominations, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's chief executive, Sir Andrew Cash, said: “I am delighted that three of our teams have received national recognition for their contribution towards improving patient safety.

"Our staff work incredibly hard to make a difference to patient safety ensuring reporting and accountability is robust, and the triple award nominations show the clear impact our work is having within our own organisation, but also how it can provide learning or benefit for the wider NHS.”

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