AHSN patient safety work showcased in national awards

Five AHSNs (East Midlands, Imperial College Health Partners, Innovation Agency, Oxford and West of England) have made it through to the finals of the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2019, which recognise, reward and thank the hardworking teams and individuals who are improving healthcare outcomes for patients. The next round of judging takes place in early […]

Improving patient safety through collaboration – King’s Fund publish independent report on the work of Patient Safety Collaboratives

The King’s Fund has today (6 March 2019) published its independent report on the progress and impact made by England’s Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) in their first four years. The establishment of PSCs in 2014 signalled the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS, supporting and encouraging a culture of safety, continuous learning […]

AHSNs support Care Quality Commission’s call for a ‘change in culture within the NHS’ to reduce avoidable harm

In a national report published in December, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reported that too many people are being injured or suffering unnecessary harm. ‘Opening the door to change’ examines the issues that contribute to the occurrence of so-called ‘never events’ and other patient safety-related incidents in NHS trusts. The AHSN Network is uniquely placed […]

Eight AHSNs shortlisted for HSJ Awards 2018

Eight AHSNs are in the running for this year’s HSJ Awards, taking place on the evening of Wednesday 21 November 2018. These awards recognise, celebrate, and reward the outstanding contributions of staff and organisation to healthcare. Around 1,700 healthcare professionals will come together to celebrate at the InterContinental O2 in London for what are seen by […]

Job vacancies: Patient Safety Fellows

*** CLOSED *** Working in partnership with Health Education England, the AHSN Network is recruiting to two exciting roles which will bring a patient safety focus to ‘learning from deaths’ work. Hours: Full-time Pay Band: Band 8A Period: One-year, fixed-term secondment with effect from 2018 Base: Local Academic Health Science Network Accountable to: AHSN Network Patient Safety Director The post-holder […]

AHSNs among the winners at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018

Academic Health Science Networks have been recognised for their work on sepsis and the deteriorating patient, and improving hydration to reduce the risk of infection at the national Patient Safety Awards. In total, five AHSNs were shortlisted for ten projects. Oxford and West of England AHSN won their categories, while the Health Innovation Network (AHSN for […]

Four wins at HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017

Congratulations to the regional Patient Safety Collaborative teams and their partners who scooped four wins, one highly commended and six finalist places at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards. The achievements shone a spotlight on both the collaboratives and the Academic Health Science Networks which host them. Here are brief summaries of the winners and finalists: Winner: […]

The National Patient Safety Collaborative learning event: delivering on a promise to learn - a commitment to act

As our patient safety collaboratives programme moves into its third year, we celebrated how far we’ve already come with a major event at the Emirates Stadium in London on Tuesday 23 May. Colleagues improving patient safety across the country gathered together to: share and spread learning so far from the 15 regional patient safety collaboratives build improvement […]

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