Essex County Council: Quality Innovation Team

The winning team analyses information about residential/nursing care, domiciliary care and supported living services to identify common themes for improvement and seeks to find and develop initiatives which will support improvement in quality of care and patient safety.

It instigates working in partnership to establish a system approach to patient safety. Achievements include: Prosper project using Quality Improvement methodology with care homes to reduce falls, Pressure Ulcers and changing culture, GERT suit experiential learning programme on the physical aspects of aging, Leadership programme for domiciliary care managers, train the trainer programmes for domiciliary care staff, medication and MCA/DOLS workshops for all providers.

The judging panel said that this was a fun and simple innovation with a real impact on reducing harm, engaging the population and empowering carers. Read the full story of the initiative here.

Highly commended was Care UK.

Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
National Pharmacy Association
Salford Royal FT
Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT
University Hospitals of North Midlands
Warrington and Halton FT

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