SPSP Acute Adult updates

This page will be updated until September 2023 when the programme is due to come to an end.

SPSP Acute Adult National Learning Event (May 2022)

The national learning event Improving Patient Safety: Learning Together attracted 130 delegates in person with a further 58 delegates joining virtually through a hybrid option.

Aims of the event:

  • Share collaborative improvement work with a focus on the Essentials of Safe Care, falls and deteriorating patient
  • Provide a networking and learning opportunity for SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative Teams
  • Offer an opportunity from both workstreams to come together with their boards and plan next steps

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Principles of a Structured Response (May 2022) 

The SPSP Acute Adult programme have co-designed principles for a structured response to deterioration with clinicians from across Scotland. The principles have been developed to support existing local processes in place to respond to deteriorating patients. The expectation is that teams will map these principles against current practice in order to improve the care of the deteriorating patient.

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Sepsis Position Statement (May 2022)

In response to the recent Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (A0MRC) and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign publications, we have produced a statement updating the SPSP approach to sepsis care.

Falls Webinar Series Falls: Time for Movement (March 2022)

Professor Dawn Skelton and Erin Walker delivered presentations that

  • Discussed best practice in relations to falls, frailty and deconditioning
  • Shared experience of promoting an “Active Wards” approach in an acute hospital setting
  • Provided an opportunity for discussion and Q&A’s

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Hospital Huddles & Safety Briefs: Case Study (November 2021)

The SPSP Acute Care Team, working alongside colleagues in Scottish Government and NHS boards have undertaken a rapid piece of work to understand the purpose, design and delivery of hospital huddles, a critical tool for safe communication within and between teams. The learning from the first stage of this work has informed the development of core elements of hospital huddles.

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SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative Launch Event (September 2021)

The launch event was held virtually over a morning plenary session and afternoon sessions focussed on falls and deteriorating patient

The morning plenary session explored

  • The history and current work of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP)
  • The next phase of the SPSP Acute Adult Work
  • The future collaborative improvement work focussed on reducing harm and improving patient safety

The afternoon sessions covered

  • The falls/deteriorating patient improvement work
  • An overview of the driver diagrams, change packages and measurement plans
  • The practical application of a change concept from the driver diagram using the model for improvement

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Flash report