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Patient safety team win prestigious award

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The team of healthcare professionals at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) discuss their work ‘Sharing How We Care’ after being awarded the Shared Learning Award for their outstanding contributions to improving patient safety.

The Trust ‘Sharing How We Care’ work was selected as the winners of the Shared Learning Award at the Patient Safety Learning Conference in London last month. The award recognised the work involved in setting up an annual conference as a forum to share examples of exemplary healthcare practice and a monthly newsletter which focuses on aspects of patient’s safety, including patient experience and articles about improvements in clinical areas.

As a result of the work through Sharing How We Care, the Trust has seen a 40% decrease in the number of serious incidents reported.

Cindy Storer, Acting Deputy Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “We’re so pleased that the work through Sharing How We Care at the Trust has been recognised. We’ve seen real improvements in the quality of the care we provide as a direct result of this shared learning. These results reflect the commitment from all of our staff to support Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals to become the safest Trust in England.”

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Source: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website

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