KSS AHSN shines at international patient safety forum 

KSS AHSN was out in force at the recent International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, displaying five posters at the event. 

As one of the world's largest conferences for healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and safety, the event was a perfect opportunity to showcase our work and help spread best practice and innovation. 

Commenting on the conference, which was held in Glasgow on March 27-29, Peter Carpenter, Service Delivery Director, said: 

"This was a great chance to network and showcase our work in front of some of our key stakeholders. 

"It was particularly satisfying to see KSS AHSN so well represented with a diverse spread of poster topics, and I was also very pleased to see a good range of posters from across the whole AHSN and Patient Safety Collaborative network." 

The posters were displayed on both days of the conference, with KSS AHSN team members on hand to discuss their projects with delegates at set points within the event. 

KSS AHSN Posters

COPD Discharge Bundle: Improving processes and outcomes

Community Acquired Pneumonia: Enhancing quality

Learning from Deaths and Serious Incidents

Findings from piloting the use of Patient Activation Measures in Housing Associations

KSS AHSN Alliance for Atrial Fibrillation - Phase 1 review

Learning experience

As well as spreading news about their work, the KSS AHSN team was able to learn from the wide range of presentations and talks at the event, including a session from Don Berwick discussing the emotional aspect of measurement, Don Goldman's talk on What makes 'quality improvement' an 'improvement science?' The 'science' matters, and Henry Timms keynote talk, New Power: how power works in our hyperconnected world

Dr Jo Congleton, Joint clinical lead of our Respiratory Programme, said the conference was a great learning event, as well as an opportunity to promote our work. 

"The key note sessions provoked me to reflect and think about the way I practice, both on an individual level and also at the large-scale programme level.  They also were great lessons in how to present - less is more!" she said. 

"I was proud of all our posters and feel they were in the upper echelons of the posters presented at the event, demonstrating that the work we have been doing has led to valuable outcomes across Kent, Surrey and Sussex."

The next European IHI conference is planned for 28-30thApril 2020 and we hope to have new QI work to showcase there.