This Week: Edition 119


Welcome to This Week! Our weekly round up of all things Haelo.

PrISMS Case Study: GP practices improving the safety of medicines in Salford

PrISMSPrimary care accounts for 85 to 90% of patient contact with the NHS, with the majority of medicines prescribed and monitored also within primary care, according to NHS England.

As we know, medicines are central to healthcare and save lives. However, ensuring medicines are delivered safely and without error is complex. 59% of drug-related hospital admissions are preventable, this equates to 4% of all hospital admissions. Within Salford alone there were approximately 16,000 reported incidents related to medication errors in 2014.

In our latest case study, we put the spotlight on our latest collaborative to cross the finish line. Read how Haelo, commissioned by Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, led a Breakthrough Series Collaborative designed to reduce harm to patients taking high risk drugs in Salford.

Haelo Training & Events 2017

This year, follow through on your New Years resolution and take the time to invest in your career development. Packed with something for all levels, attend one of Haelo’s expert training events listed here. If you are interested in any of the events at the above link, find out more here or email to be the first to know when specific event tickets go on sale.

Human Factors | Hostile Environments

Consultant Anesthetist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Human Factors Programme Lead, Heather Gallie, has published her fifth blog in a series of Human Factors posts, as we prepare for the expert multi agency conference in 2017. 

What defines a hostile environment? I would suggest looking at these images. They are dynamic, isolated, extreme, stressful, high stakes, fragmented, unpredictable with goal conflicts and information challenges.

What does this have to do with healthcare? Well firstly, I believe we work in a hostile environment. Our work is dynamic, unpredictable, stressful, with fragmented information, high stakes, goal conflicts and isolated. Taking responsibility for critical decisions regarding safety can be incredibly isolating. Read Heathers full blog here.

Over and Out

Our Programme Manager and star guest blogger Kayleigh Price left Haelo this week but not before she reflects on her time at Haelo.

I’ve worked at Haelo for the last two and a bit years and, as I walk out of the door for the last time on Tuesday 31 January I thought it might be nice to write a bit about my highlights here, and the things I have learned along the way.

When I turned up for my first day at Haelo I didn’t really know what to expect but I knew it was going to be a real learning curve. I just didn’t know how much. I had 10 years’ experience working in the NHS in an acute setting and I thought there wasn’t much I could be taught about how the NHS works…boy how wrong I was!

Read Kayleigh’s full blog here.

Haelo Hosts 17 – If I Can…

Save The Date: you don’t want to miss the 5th anniversary of Haelo Hosts!

In November next year, Haelo Hosts will celebrate the 5th anniversary of our annual conference Haelo Hosts! Be the first to know when speakers are announced, agendas are released and tickets go on sale later this year.

Register your interest here!

Check In Open for Human Factors Conference 2017

In June, a unique UK inter-agency Human Factors Conference, set underneath the wings of the iconic Concorde, will bring together professionals from Healthcare, Aviation and the Fire and Rescue Service.

Date: 22-23 June 2017 (Two day conference, complete with evening dinner and concorde tour)
Location: Runway Visitors Park, Manchester Airport.
Booking: Tickets will costs £250 and book through the Human Factors website.

You can find out more about the event and guest speakers on the HFC17 website.

Endorsements secured so far include: Civil Aviation Authority and the Airport Operators Association. Confirmed accreditation includes: Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Institution of Fire Engineers. The event partners include: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Airport Fire and Rescue Service, Manchester Airport and event facilitator Haelo.

Chief Fire Officer joins Human Factors Conference. Manchester Airport’s Chief Fire Officer joins the Human Factors Conference 2017 speaker line up. Simon Hamilton, Chief Fire Officer, became interested in human factors within aviation when he was looking at medical training for personnel. Simon spearheaded a research study alongside the fire-service with the aim of understanding how fire officers decision making had an effect on performance, resolution of incidents and whether there were any latent errors in processes. Read more about Simon here.

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