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    The NHS Long Term Plan 2021 conference will set out the main commitments in the plan and provide a view of what they might mean, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for the health and care system as it moves to put the plan into practice post COVID-19. This conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from key speakers on the NHS’s priorities for care quality and outcomes improvement for the decade ahead. The programme will inform and educate delegates on subjects that affect their everyday life all of which will help contribute both to patients and the UK economy.
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    Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies, such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures, and cost savings. The programme was first conceived and developed by Professor Tim Briggs to review elective orthopaedic surgery to address a range of observed and undesirab
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    Medication delays can risk life-threatening complications for patients with Parkinson's disease, including choking, aspiration pneumonia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. In 2016, the spouse of a patient with Parkinson's disease wrote to LTHT to highlight that multiple medication delays and omissions had occurred during his recent admission. In response, LTHT formed a multidisciplinary quality improvement Collaborative to ensure patients with Parkinson's disease received their medication on time. Thanks to the project, between January 2016 and June 2020: mean delays in the time
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    Putting quality and safety above all else is the first NHS Wales core value. This focus has been strengthened more recently through the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Act (2020), the National Clinical Framework for Wales (2021) and the Quality and Safety Framework (2021). Collectively these set out an aspiration for quality-led health and care services, underpinned by prudent healthcare principles, value-based healthcare and the quadruple aim. In response, and in the context of the challenges at this stage of the pandemic and moving into a recovery phase, Improvement C
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    Last night’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards celebrated the innovative work of frontline NHS teams in a year when the challenge and necessity of keeping the public safe had never been greater. Patient Safety Team of the Year was St Luke’s Cancer Centre and the pharmacy team from Royal Surrey Foundation Trust, who achieved ambitious change to reduce the risk of covid infections of cancer patients. This year saw the introduction of the Improving Care for Children and Young People Initiative of the Year which was won by Humber Teaching FT and Hull CCG for their Humber Sensory Processing Hub.
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    PReCePT (prevention of cerebral palsy in preterm labour) offers magnesium sulphate to eligible women during preterm labour, reducing the risk of a pre-term baby developing cerebral palsy by 50%. This HSJ Patient Safety Award-winning intervention led to 850 additional mothers in preterm labour receiving magnesium sulphate in 2019/20, avoiding an estimated 30 cases of cerebral palsy. The learning from the spread of PReCePT to all maternity units in the West of England was adopted as national safety improvement programme, leading to increased uptake across England. PERIPrem (Perinatal Excell
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