Every year The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust develops a set
of Quality Improvement Priorities for the year ahead. These priorities help
ensure that there is a continuous drive to improve the quality of care provided
for our patients. We are now considering what our Quality Improvement
Priorities should be for 2019/20.
In order to do this, 15 have been initially developed, as
Embedding the use of the National
Early Warning Score (NEWS2)
Improving the assurance regarding the
implementation of national safety alerts
Improving the learning and changed in
practice arising from actions plans from Serious Incidents and Inquests.
Improving the safety of care provided
to patients requiring respiratory support.
Embedding the ambition of zero
avoidable pressure ulcers
Improvement in Patient and Public
Involvement and Engagement
Improving the experience of children
receiving care in non-paediatric focused services
Embedding the treatment of all
patients in an equal and diverse manner.
Improving the experience of patients
transitioning from children to adult services.
To be identified following the outcome
of the Patient Experience Framework (NHS Improvement June 2018) and Trust Wide
Improving the quality of services
provided through implementing the findings from the Care Quality Commission
Effective outcomes for women and
Improving conversations about public
Improving the outcomes from the
Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP)
Improving the outcomes from a National
Audit (exact audit to be confirmed)
Each of these priorities has a lead who has been developing
the details behind this and what the aims, objectives and measures will be.
The Trust is holding an event on Thursday 6 September 2018
from 9.00-10.30am in the Lecture Theatre, PGME Corridor, D Level to showcase
You are invited to attend the drop-in session where the
leads for the priorities will be available to listen to your comments and
answer any questions you may have. This will ensure that the Trust is
developing the quality of its services in the right direction. You will also
have the opportunity to vote for what you think the final nine priorities
If you are unable to attend but would still like to vote
then please let me know and we can make this possible.
If you have any queries please contact Anne
Rolfe, Quality Governance, Compliance and Risk Manager on Anne.Rolfe@rothgen.nhs.uk