This Week: Edition 94

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It’s been another busy week here at Haelo. In ‘This Week’ Becky White, Communications Assistant, tells us what’s got the team chatting this week…

Dementia Awareness Week

15th – 21st May was Dementia Awareness Week and every person in the Haelo team has got involved! From becoming Dementia Friends to walking a marathon, the whole team has been proactive in raising awareness!
As part of the government’s historic devolution agreement, new decision making and spending powers have been given to Greater Manchester as of April 2016. One of the early health and social care priorities for this work is dementia. Dementia United, proudly hosted by Haelo, aims to make Greater Manchester the best place in the world to live for people with dementia.

In support of Dementia Awareness Week, Dementia United Lead and Haelo’s Chief Executive, Professor Maxine Power blogs about the value of community spirit.

Also Sarah, our Haelo Intern, has also written her third blog out of four (watch this space for the fourth) on her work on Dementia United.

We are well on our way to having all staff as Dementia Friends. Read our blog from Kayleigh Price, Project Manager, on our Dementia Friends training.

Read our Dementia Awareness Week Round-up Blog for what else the Haelo team has been up to!

New films!

IMS | Medicines Reconciliation

Interested in improving systems? Delivered by Haelo and The Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network, this one-year Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BTS) coaches teams, using improvement science, on how to help make Greater Manchester the safest place in the world to administer and take medicines. This film shows, in depth, the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh team’s work on creating a more accurate medicines reconciliation sheet; helping to reduce medication errors across their district. This film has been produced by Haelo and commissioned by the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN).

Controlling your salt intake with Chronic Kidney Disease

Sarah Brook, Renal Dietitian at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, shares her expert advice on how Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients can control their salt intake.


Safety Thermometer App

Do you use the Classic Safety Thermometer? Revolutionise your data input process with our new app!
The Safety Thermometer App, built by the NHS Quality Observatory and supported by Haelo, has been introduced to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to revolutionise the monthly audit of data. The audit, a national requirement, aims to monitor harm-free care across the nation.

On average it was estimated that 76.25 hours were spent in total per month on collecting and processing the information for submission in the acute setting alone (excluding paediatrics and maternity). It is now estimated that, in the acute setting, the new process will save on average 58 hours per month– that’s 696 hours per year! Of this, 73% (507 hours) are clinical hours. That equates to approximately £11.5k per annum.

Find our handy Safety Thermometer App tutorial below:

Festival of Learning & Film Festival

Back by popular demand for 2016, Haelo’s Festival of Learning and our glamorous Film Festival have launched!

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With a fantastic array of workshops to chose from, Haelo’s Festival of Learning will showcase the innovative and cutting edge improvement work being undertaken in Salford, regionally and nationally. Through tailored learning labs, our expert faculty will challenge your thinking and provide a stimulating platform of learning across varied topics. Packed with ticketed events, there’s something for everyone. Learning lab headliners include:

The Science of Improvement | A masterclass with Lloyd Provost
Improving culture, quality & assurance | The Salford Royal NAAS
Lights! Camera! Improvement! | Telling your improvement story through film

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Now in its second year, Haelo’s most glamorous event on the calendar will bring together like-minded people to celebrate film excellence on the evening on November 10th 2016.
Nominate today!
Do you know a filmmaker that goes above and beyond? Have you watched a trailblazing film in your industry? Then nominate a star today for Haelo’s film festival. Award categories are now OPEN for entry!

Haelo Hosts ’16 Partnership Packages

Do you want to positively influence the delivery of public services, restore hope & become an agent for change? Partner with us at Haelo Hosts ’16! There are still opportunities available.

Daring Greatly HHThis is your chance to be part of a unique experience that will bring people together to challenge thinking and inspire action. Confirmed international speakers include; DeVone Boggan, Martine Wright, Michael Woodford MBE, Ian Jolley and Anna Roth.

Benefits include up to 45 free tickets to events across the week including the Festival of Learning and Film FestivalBecome an exclusive partner at this unique event, find all the information here.

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