CPSSQ newsImproving Anaesthetic Care Quality
The QI Anaesthetics team have produced a 10 minute film outlining the project aims, approach and benefit to patients. The film features Jill Lloyd (CPSSQ Patient Representative) and interviews with anaesthetists and researchers. The film was produced with support from NIHR CLAHRC, CPSSQ and Imperial College Healthcare NHS. To view the video click here31 Oct 2011
CPSSQ newsExcellence in Innovation Award 2011
Dr Maria Ahmed has won the 'Greater Manchester HIEC Innovation Award 2011' for a programme delivering Patient Safety Training to over 1000 Foundation Trainees across 16 Trust in the North West. Maria has been awarded £5000 to develop and disseminate the 'Lessons Learnt: Building a Safer Foundation' project.12 Oct 2011
CPSSQ newsImproving Prescribing for the Elderly (ImPE)
The Improving Prescribing for the Elderly (ImPE) project has developed a medication review form based on the evidence based STOPP criteria. This form is now being used within the acute medical units and falls clinics' at Hammersmith & Charing Cross Hospital. Initial results look very promising with about one third of potentially inappropriate medications being stopped or dose reduced. This work is being shared across NW London via the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC) who are also the funders of the project. It is also featured on the Patient Safety First website. For more information click here03 Oct 2011
CPSSQ newsWelsh Students Visit Imperial CPSSQ
Students from the Wales Student Chapter: Transforming the quality of patient care, visited Imperial CPSSQ: read their reflections here13 Sep 2011
CPSSQ newsBritish Journal of Surgery Prize
British Journal of Surgery Prize for the best podium presentation at the Annual conference of the Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland. Alex Almoudaris: Failure to rescue surgical (FTR-S) Defining an important metric in surgery.24 Jun 2011
CPSSQ news'Groundbreaking' CPSSQ study of reliability in healthcare published
The WISER study into reliability in health systems - a collaboration between CPSSQ and Warwick Medical School, led by Bryony Dean Franklin - has now published its full final report on the Health Foundation website. The research is dubbed 'groundbreaking' by the Health Foundation and generated 5 key ideas for improving reliability.
Read the report on the Health Foundation website here. Read more about WISER on the CPSSQ site here.30 Mar 2011
Safer Patients Initiative evaluation commended as a 'model for the field' by BMJ
The evaluation of the Health Foundation's Safer Patients Initiative (SPI), on which CPSSQ member Bryony Dean Franklin is a co-investigator, has been commended in a BMJ editorial.
Professor Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins Medical School writes "This evaluation will serve as a model for the field" and "The study should be a wakeup call to those implementing patient safety programmes".
Read the two SPI evaluation papers on which Prof Franklin is a co-author here and here. Read the BMJ editorial here. Read more about CPSSQ's involvement with evaluation of SPI here and here.28 Mar 2011
CPSSQ newsProf Bryony Dean Franklin appointed Associate Editor on BMJ Quality & Safety
Bryony Dean Franklin, director of the Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality and CPSSQ lead for Medication Safety, has been appointed to the editorial board on BMJ Quality and Safety.
BMJ quality and safety (previously Quality and Safety in Health Care) is a monthly publication with an impact factor of 2.803.28 Mar 2011
CPSSQ newsSurgeons who don't report results to a central registry have worse outcomes, CPSSQ research finds
A CPSSQ team led by Alex Almoudaris has found that colorectal surgeons who do not make their results publically available via central registries have worse outcomes than do their reporting peers.
This exciting work was published recently in the British Journal of Surgery and was selected by BMJ for inclusion in their high-profile News page.10 Nov 2010
CPSSQ newsManagement Patient Representative - CPSSQ
Since the CPSSQ’s research is designed to benefit patients, we recognise how important it is to involve patients and users of healthcare in our work. In order to do this we are appointing a Management Patient Representative (MPR) to sit on the CPSSQ Advisory Board. As well as offering direct patient representation at this level, the representative will also assist the Advisory Board on other ways to meaningfully involving patients and their carers. This includes an input into the strategic direction and priorities of the Centre, some specific contributions to the planning and preparation of quality improvement projects, research and grant applications and how best to disseminate the results of our research.04 Nov 2010
CMSSQ contributes to DH's "Review of 'Coding for Success' Implementation"
In 2007, the Department of Health published a report on the positive impacts bar-coding and similar coding technologies could have on healthcare, particularly patient safety. The report encouraged the NHS and industry to take up the challenge and move the agenda forwards. DH has now published a review of developments to coding technology in the NHS and the impact of these developments on a range of outcomes including safety. Bryony Dean Franklin was on the review group which contributed to this document, and Imperial CMSSQ is a contributing organisation in the report. Read the report here.22 Oct 2010
CPSSQ news"The doctor taking safety to new heights", reports The Times
The NHS is adopting a safety technique based on checklists used by pilots. Dr Nick Sevdalis was part of a study backed by the WHO in eight hospitals, across developed and developing countries. The research showed that implementing the list has cut major complications in surgery by 36 per cent on average. Read the story here01 Jul 2010