In this video, Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, interviews Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust about the lessons learnt on the journey to making Salford Royal one of the safest trusts in the NHS.
This film explains the innovative approach to safety improvement that has been developed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, called “Onion”. Onion is a way to “peel back the layers” of what stops doctors, nurses and other staff being able to consistently deliver high quality, safe care to our patients.
Introducing a chest pain pathway in the emergency department to improve quality of care for patients with possible cardiac chest pain
In this report the authors introduced a history based risk tool as part of a chest pain pathway into the ED for use by medical staff assessing patients presenting with chest pain. The intervention involved a nurse from cardiology engaging with clerical, nursing, and medical staff in the ED to ensure success of this quality improvement project.