SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative
Following the recent launch of the next phase of SPSP, Healthcare Improvement Scotland is delighted to introduce the SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative.
Following extensive engagement with NHS boards, the collaborative has two areas of focus;
- reducing inpatient falls, and
- early recognition and timely intervention for deteriorating patients
This work will be underpinned by the Essentials of Safe Care.
The collaborative aims to support the implementation and spread of two recently co designed (with NHS boards) change packages to achieve the following aims
- reduce all falls by 20% by September 2023, and
- reduce falls with harm by 30% by September 2023
Additionally, there will be the option for local aims to be set for falls and falls with harm within the same timeframe.
- reduction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation rate in acute care by September 2023
- improved early recognition of physiological deterioration, and
- improved care experience
The collaborative officially launched on 22nd September 2021 and will run to March 2023. NHS boards will apply quality improvement methods to test local changes, track progress and share learning through the collaborative network.
A dedicated MS Teams Channel has been established for NHS boards to connect with colleagues and the national team, ask questions, request peer support or share best practice related to the work of the SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative.
SPSP Acute Adult Launch Event 22 September 2021
SPSP Acute Adult Webinar - 10 June 2021
A focused webinar on
Using a Quality Management System (QMS) approach to reduce cardiac arrest rate within NHS Lothian : Where we were and where we are now.
Dr Gregor McNeill, National Clinical Lead for SPSP Acute Adult, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, NHS Lothian along with Carolyn Swift, Quality and Safety Improvement Lead and SPSP Lead, NHS Lothian will
- Share learning and experience of using a Quality Management System (QMS) approach to significantly reduce cardiac rates in NHS Lothian
- Reflect on Deteriorating Patient process and outcome variation before and after the use of a QMS
- Share how NHS Lothian is measuring & monitoring safety within a QMS, and its development over time
- Creating the Conditions for Quality Improvement Webinar
A Creating the Conditions for Quality Improvement Webinar took place on 8 September 2021 and was focused towards teams participating in the collaborative. A recording of this session along with a copy of the presentation can be accessed below.
(Using a quality improvement approach to patient safety by implementing NEWS 2 during a pandemic)
- SPSP Acute Adult All Measures Toolkit
To support local teams in collecting and visualising data for their SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative improvement work we have launched an All Measures Toolkit. The toolkit has the ability to produce run charts for each process and outcome measure in the falls and deteriorating patient measurement frameworks.
Please note that this toolkit is for local use only and is not required for submission to the National Scottish Patient Safety Acute Adult team.
Quarterly Data Returns
Both Project Surgeries and Steering Group meetings shall be held quarterly.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Acute Care Team by emailing email@example.com.