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You are invited to have your say on our Quality Priorities

15 Aug 2018 08:27:20

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 detailed below;

  • Patient Safety

    • 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

  • Patient Experience

    • 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 Diagnostics.

  • Clinical Effectiveness

    • Improving the quality of services provided through implementing the findings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection

    • Effective outcomes for women and babies

    • Improving conversations about public health matters

    • 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 these priorities.

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 should be.

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