The 2021 Deteriorating Patient Driver Diagram and Change Package was co-designed and co-produced with clinical and quality improvement experts from NHS boards. A Deteriorating Patient Expert Reference Group was convened in October 2020 with representation from across NHS Scotland. A benefit of working in a virtual space was the inclusion and contribution from colleagues in remote, rural and island NHS boards.
This change package is a resource to support NHS boards with Deteriorating Patient improvement work. It will support teams to use quality improvement methods to improve the cardiac arrest rate within their service. It brings together what is known about best practices and processes based on evidence from literature, research, and the experiences of others.
Click here to access the Driver Diagram and change package (PDF)
Click here to access the Measurement Framework (PDF)
Click here to view more information on the SPSP Sepsis Toolkit
Resources and Downloads
- Principles of a Structured Response
- Useful links
- Tools and materials
SPSP Acute Adult Webinar - 6 September 2021
Sepsis: What does it mean and what does it mean for our patients?
Professor Manu Shankar-Hari, Professor in Critical Care Medicine and NIHR Clinician Scientist, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London along with Dr Gregor McNeill, National Clinical Lead for SPSP Acute Adult, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, NHS Lothian:
- Explored the long-term impact of sepsis
- Provided an update on current sepsis definitions
- Discussed how to use Quality Improvement (QI) methodology to improve sepsis care for our patients
Essentials of Safe Care Webinar Series: Supporting Implementation - 14 March 2022
On the 14th March 11:30-13:00, our second webinar was held to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the launch of the Essentials of Safe Care.
This session, chaired by Ruth Glassborow, Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, spotlighted on Leadership and Culture.
The session provided an opportunity to:
- hear about progress and development of the Essentials of Safe Care over the last year
- learn how the Essentials of Safe Care can support the first steps of your safety improvement journey in understanding your system, and
- hear about the Civility Saves Lives work and the impact this can make in supporting leadership and culture change.
- Joanne Matthews, Head of Improvement and Safety, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
- Jennifer Green (Realistic Medicine and SPSP Project Manager) and Sheila Smith (Head of Clinical Quality) from The State Hospital for Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Dr Chris Turner, co-founder of Civility Saves Lives