WINNER: The Academic Health Science Network, NHS England and NHS Improvement Personalised Care Group and National Patient Safety Team and NHS Digital: Covid-19 Oximetry @home - Improving safety and Increasing Patient Empowerment

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In the first wave of the pandemic, it became clear that pulse oximetry to detect early deterioration of patients with covid was a safe and effective way of protecting both patients and the healthcare service, by supporting people to identify silent hypoxia.

The National Patient Safety Team’s Managing Deterioration Safety Improvement Programme worked with England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives to undertake the rapid roll-out of patient self monitoring pathways. This was an example of a whole system approach, led by clinical experts, with a national community of practice, patients and managers working collaboratively to successfully deliver ground-breaking services at scale.

Read a detailed case study on this project on HSJ Solutions.

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