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
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.
Highly commended: Croydon Health Services: Opt-Out HIV Testing in the Emergency Department
- Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and Oxehealth: Improving Safety and Quality of Care for Inpatient Mental Health Patients
- East Lancashire Hospitals Trust: Enhanced Approach to Tackle Covid-19
- Inclusion - part of Midlands Partnership FT: Enhancing Mental Health Interventions at HMP Hewell
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals FT: Always Safety First
- North West Ambulance Service Trust: Every Minute Matters Hospital Handover Collaborative
- Royal College of Physicians Patient Safety Committee and The Society for Endocrinology: Development of an NHS Steroid Emergency Card and NHS-wide Steroid Safety Strategy
- Salford Royal FT: Minimising Covid-19 transmission in haemodialysis units
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HSJ Awards 2021: Patient Safety Award