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Training Staff and Developing Team Culture to Improve Safety and Outcomes for Mothers

Midwives are being driven out of the NHS by understaffing and fears they cannot deliver safe care to women in the current system. Gemma Puckett, Head of Midwifery at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust shares the importance of developing positive workplace cultures to increase staff satisfaction and improve patient care.

Clinical Audit: The Impact of Covid-19 on Clinical Audit

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) were tasked with maintaining and improving Clinical Audit during the pandemic. Professor Danny Keenan, a Medical Director at HQIP discussed their strategy and the key challenges that they faced.

Clinical Audit: Driving Improvements in Adult Critical Care

Clinical Audit is a way to ensure that healthcare is provided in line with standards and lets healthcare providers know that their service is doing well. Professor Kathy Rowan from The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre shares the methods used to perform audits in clinical settings.

Clinical Audit: Using Data, Audit and Evidence to Drive Quality Improvement

Using evidence-based data in Clinical Audit is at the heart of quality improvement at the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Andrea Gibbons shares the clinical improvement strategies of the Somerset Trust.

Patient Safety: Creating Regulation to Support Healthcare Workers Achieve Better Patient Outcomes

Dr Sean Weaver shares ways of creating regulation that supports healthcare workers to achieve better patient outcomes.

Patient Safety: Learning from Inpatient Deaths to Drive Improvements in Palliative Care

Dr Dan Monnery from the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre discusses why inpatient deaths should inform the development of better patient safety strategies.

Implementing Regulations to Achieve Better Healthcare Outcomes

Sean Weaver, Deputy Medical Director at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) discussed Never Events, how to ensure solid improvements following an investigation, and how to embed regular reiteration into the overall strategy.

Learning from Inpatient Deaths to Drive Improvements in Patient Care

Ensuring better patient safety and quality of care is a constant focus for the NHS. This case study explores the impact of mortality review processes in driving better patient safety.

Protect, Respect, Connect: Decisions about Living and Dying Well During Covid-19

How has Covid-19 affected the DNACPR decision-making process? We looked at the CQC's latest work to find out.