Rewarding Excellence in Patient Safety


This week we have been celebrating NHS Quest members who have been shortlisted for a 2018 Patient Safety Award.

Now in their 10th year, the Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Patient safety is the business of every individual involved in healthcare, whether they are on the board or on the ward, making this the only event where you will be able to acknowledge your organisation’s achievements with your entire team.

This year’s finalists are judged to be those who have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional patient care and safety. The projects submitted highlight and demonstrate constant innovation, as well as the drive to overcome challenges to put  patients’ needs first. Over 19 categories, six members were nominated in:

Patient Safety Team of the Year

  • Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust, Sepsis Maggie’s Action cards-patient safety collaborative
  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford Royal – Journey to Exemplar Centre for management of VTE and Anticoagulation

Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year

  • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, Respiratory Assessment Unit
  • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, Implementation of a “Placental Clinic” which Increased Detection of Fetal Growth Restriction & Reduced Stillbirths
  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Early Detection for Delirium Project (ED4D) (Also IS4Ac team)

Clinical Governance & Risk Management

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Audit of Surgical Safety Checklist Process

Changing Culture

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust, ‘Achieving Excellence’ as the ongoing platform for improvement
  • Improving Safety in Medicines Management, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, Dedicated Ward Pharmacy (DWP) (Also IS4Ac team)

Education & Training

  • Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust, WSHT Continuous Improvement Training – Creating an Army of Problem Solvers

Information Technology

  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust, A Collaborative Project to Improve Management of Acute Kidney Injury in Primary Care using E-alerts and Educational Outreach

Palliative Care

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Improving multi-professional electronic handover in a specialist palliative care unit


Read the full shortlist here.

Good luck to all our members. Winners to be announced on 9 July 2018 at Manchester Central.