Best Improvement for Patient Safety – 2016 Winner!
CMFT has won an award for 'Best
Improvement in Patient Safety'! It was given jointly to our Acute
Care Team and Informatics, at the North West Connect Conference
2016 (hosted by Informatics Skills Development Network). We
faced tough competition from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, St
Helens & Knowsley, Wirral Teaching Hospitals and Salford
CMFT has pioneered the use of electronic observations and early
warning score alerting system (Patientrack). The system is
used across 5 hospitals in inpatient wards. We have uniquely
combined technology and acute care education to engage all
Electronic capture of
physiological parameters has created a much stronger partnership
between informatics and clinicians. Together, data has been shared
that empowers frontline teams to celebrate and improve their acute
care practice. This is done through analysis of real-time
timeliness of response, clinical observation assessment, emergency
call data and general acuity of patients. This now allows all
levels of the organisation to monitor performance and has been a
catalyst to improve patient care pathways.
This programme of work is helping to deliver clinical benefits
- more rapid clinical attendance for patients most in need, which
has helped a 50% reduction in cardiac arrests;
- reduced risk of mortality for out of hours admissions.
Vikki Newton (Informatics), Richard Cox and Sarah Pinnington
(Acute Care Team) received the award and are overwhelmed and proud
of being part of such an amazing project that supports CMFT to
achieve its aim of being a safer hospital.