Patient safety

HSJ Awards 2016: Patient safety

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Inclusion, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust - Nalxone: Increasing awareness, saving lives

Inclusion – formed as part of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust – has trained more than 1,000 patients and others in overdose awareness and administration of the Nalxone drug.

The organisation says the project has saved more than 50 lives as well as slashing health expenditure by £7.22 for every £1 spent.

Judges said the body had “seized an opportunity” to help people at risk.

Read a detailed case study about this project at HSJ Solutions


  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals - Evidence-Based Changes to Clinical Practice in Peripheral Cannulation
  • County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust (Highly commended) - The ‘Versal Slide Sheet’ - Innovative Slide Sheet Design - Simplifies Use, Aids Compliance, Improves Patient Comfort and Safety
  • Liverpool Womens Hospital Trust - Triggering Excellence in IVF
  • Nottingham CityCare Partnership - Proactive and Preventative Lung Health Checks
  • Portsmouth Hospital Trust - MISSION Asthma and COPD project
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust - Reducing Pressure Ulcer Incidence in Critical Care: A 4-Year Quality Improvement Programme
  • Warrington and Halton Foundation Trust - Learning from when things go wrong - Maternity Services
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital - Implementation of a Preventative Strategy to Manage and Contain Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust - Escalation and Management of Incidents and Lessons Learnt