'Learning from Incidents' Award Scheme

We believe it is important that healthcare and social care organisations incentivise a positive culture of incident reporting and learning

At Patient Safety Learning, we believe that learning from things that go wrong in order to create safety improvement strategies that really work needs to be encouraged and celebrated. We have launched an awards scheme to recognise and reward healthcare workers for making patient safety improvements, working effectively with families and improving culture to better support patient safety learning.

Scope

Each organisation can submit up to a maximum of two nominations in each of the following categories throughout the year:

  1. Patient safety quality improvement projects linked to reporting systems and investigation of patient safety incidents, events, near misses and examples of good practice.
  2. Engaging patients and their families in safety improvement initiatives (This award is sponsored by Action Against Medical Accidents - AvMA).
  3. Improving the environment in which staff are able to raise and address safety concerns.

Assessment Criteria

Winning entries will be selected via our panel of experts, including Patient Safety Learning steering group members. The following judging criteria will be used.

  1. Innovation – is the example something new and innovative, or brings new thinking to a long-standing safety issue? 
  2. Impact – has the example made a demonstrable difference in changing culture, the experience of staff and families and improving patient safety?
  3. Transferability – is this something other organisations could learn from and replicate?

Obligations

All entrants agree to allow Patient Safety Learning to share the ideas and examples that are submitted to the award scheme on our website.

The deadline for submission is 30th June 2018. Winning entries must be prepared to present on their submission at the annual Patient Safety Learning conference in September 2018.

Winners should be willing to share their experiences of how they use the award prize to continue their patient safety improvement work.

Prizes

One annual winner and one runner up to be selected in each category.

Winners
  1. A Patient Safety Learning Award trophy & certificate.
  2. Invitation to annual Patient Safety Learning Awards event for awards presentation.
  3. £2,000 donation to organisation to be used for patient safety projects, patient safety related training or attendance at conferences or events.
Runners Up
  1. A Patient Safety Learning Award trophy & certificate.
  2. Invitation to annual Patient Safety Learning Awards event for awards presentation.
  3. £1,000 donation to organisation to be used for patient safety projects, patient safety related training or attendance at conferences or events.
How to enter

You can download the entry form below, which should be sent, along with supporting evidence to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2018.

Download Entry Form

Judging process

All submitted nominations will be judged by 3 independent judges. Winners and runners up in each category will announced in September 2018 at the annual Patient Safety Learning Conference.


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