We live streamed the whole event from the Patient Safety Learning twitter account. This can still be viewed here. Please do have a look if you are interested in finding out more.
So, a couple of weeks after the launch event, what have we been doing and what is being planned for the months ahead?
On Thursday this week, we are hosting our first ever Twitter Chat on the subject of quality in the aftermath of patient harm. This follows the launch of three podcasts which have been produced in partnership with Murray Anderson-Wallace. These are free to listen to here.
Joining us for the chat are:
Prof Murray Anderson-Wallace - Independent healthcare advisor, journalist and producer.
Joanne Hughes – Founder of Mothers Instinct, bereaved parent and patient safety campaigner.
Dr Suzanne Shale - Independent consultant in healthcare ethics and patient safety, Chair of Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Dr Ken Catchpole – Human Factors specialist and patient safety researcher.
The chat will be hosted on the Patient Safety Learning Twitter account, starting at 19.30 on Thursday 12th October. Please join in using hashtag #PtSafetyChat
We will publish a summary of the conversation and the key themes highlighted after the event.
At our launch event we announced that we were planning to run a Patient Safety Learning awards scheme. We know that there are already some fantastic awards schemes out there and we didn’t want to duplicate what already exists. With this in mind, our scheme is specifically focused on the value of ongoing learning, involving families in safety improvement and improving learning culture.
In the last few weeks we’ve been getting feedback on our proposals from a number of different organisations and people working in patient safety improvement, and we’re pleased to say that our new scheme has now been finalised and full details with be launched very soon on our website.
Of course, an awards scheme on its own isn’t going to change patient safety in healthcare, but we hope this will be a fun way of recognising and rewarding innovative approaches to making improvements in such vital areas, and importantly help to share the good work that is happening for others to learn from.
A new Steering Group member
At Patient Safety Learning we are already incredibly lucky to have the support of a fantastic steering group, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. We’re really pleased to be able announce that Julie Bailey CBE has now also joined us. Julie will need no introduction as the founder of Cure the NHS, whose campaign was pivotal to establishing the Mid Staffs inquiry. Julie also continues to work in a voluntary capacity to support families affected by harm in healthcare and is a passionate advocate for safer healthcare and the need for compassion and learning from things that go wrong.
Julie’s experience and insights will be invaluable to us as we develop work looking at patient and family engagement following healthcare harm, and improving the role patients and families could have in patient safety improvement.
In the months ahead, we’ll be sharing more about the work we are planning in this area and others. Please keep an eye on our Twitter feed and sign up for our newsletter via the sign-up form below.