We are pleased to announce the joint launch of a new interactive guide to support improvements in patient care and safety, alongside our partners Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), the UK Improvement Alliance (UKIA), Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Improvement Academy.
The guide, Better Questions, Safer Care, builds on our work for the Measuring and Monitoring of Safety Framework with The Health Foundation, and contains a range of useful resources to help health and care professionals to take a more holistic approach when looking at the safety of care.
Speaking on the announcement Kayleigh Price, Safety & Mortality Improvement Lead at Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), said: “This is a fantastic resource to support colleagues across a range of clinical settings and organisations, to offer a new approach when looking at patient safety and how the framework can help support this.
“Over the past 18 months, we’ve worked closely with our partners to create this, and feel it offers a real abundance of learning and practical advice to support everyday improvements to patient safety.
“We’ve really enjoyed testing the guide across our networks, and we hope that colleagues will find it a valuable tool in their work and can come along to our upcoming events to find out more about it.”
Designed in collaboration with Ward Downham Improvement Design (WDID), the principles and learning within the guide have been tested extensively across localities across the UK, including in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Yorkshire and Scotland. It also offers detailed case studies and practical templates spanning roles from board to ward, and across Ambulance, Acute, Mental Health, and Primary Care settings.