Catch up on our Safety Connections Network events

Hear colleagues from across King’s Health Partners share their experiences caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they have learnt about patient safety.

Safety connections patient safetyImproving quality and delivering better value care locally and nationally has never been more important. A focus on continually improving care for people using our services, including patient safety, effectiveness and experience is vital.

By watching King’s Health Partners Safety Connections Network on our Learning Hub, you can learn from colleagues about their real-life patient safety experiences and about quality improvement - how to improve the safety, effectiveness and experience of patient care. Quality improvement aims to use different tools and methods to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients.

We have developed a dedicated space on our Learning Hub, for you to catch up on the Safety Connections Network recordings at your own pace.

So far, the following sessions are available:

Safety Connections Network: Learning from staff experiences of COVID-19

This session looks at the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and focuses on colleagues’ experiences working through the pandemic. It includes stories from staff who have been redeployed, as well as instances where lessons were learnt, and support services developed.

Safety Connections Network: Adapting and improving in the midst of COVID-19

This session focuses on different NHS organisations’ experiences of managing COVID-19. Topics include:

  • the collaboration and extraordinary delivery of Europe’s largest intensive care unit,
  • the Nightingale Hospital London.
  • the role of rapid learning and command and control during the COVID-19 experience at King’s College Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust’s Princess Royal University Hospital.
  • how quality improvement has helped South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust respond to COVID-19 and;
  • medical deployment and reflections on COVID-19 at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Participants shared their views on the series:

Every presentation was validating – supporting what I believe to be fundamental to excellent and safe patient care but also addressing the importance of caring for our staff and each other. The session had a really good mix of presenters, and some of the key, subtle reflections made by speakers were really impactful.

When asked if there are any reflections from the event that they would take back to colleagues and team, participants said:

I appreciated the importance of staff wellbeing and working as a team, as this is so important not only to get the task done, but to provide good quality care.
I liked the stories shared about quick and agile decision making and flat hierarchies.

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