Welcome to our webinar page. These webinars are brought to you by Thames Valley Knowledge Team and offer ideas, tools and techniques that may be adopted or adapted for local change projects and programme. These successes and the evaluations of innovative approaches should help you to develop initiatives in your own organisations. It is an opportunity for everybody to share best practice, and to support a more rapid adoption and spread of innovation to improve the welfare of patients.
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The Safe Medicines Pathway (SMP) is a project that initially commenced in the Oxford University Hospitals Trust looking to identify what happens to patients’ medicines when they enter the hospital system. This work has been supported and funded by the Patient Safety Federation an organisation supported by trusts across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The public sector is an important part of all societies. The world within which the public and private sectors operate is changing, with developments in digital technology, globalization, and an increasingly service dominant consumer culture. The complexity of public services is increasing, and there is a strong trend towards greater integration of public and private entities in the delivery of public services. Within this emerging environment, what models of innovation may help us better understand the possibilities for innovation within public services?
Does your project need funding support? Are you sick of applying unsuccessfully to funding bid opportunities? Maybe there are things you can do to help improve your chance of gaining the resources you need. In this Webinar Duncan Goodes, former Head of Innovation for NHS South of England, shares his experiences based on reviewing over 600 applications for funding.
In his presentation, Nick will be asking how much attention should be paid to reducing friction in addition to pressure as part of a total approach to pressure ulcer prevention. He will describe some of the physical forces that are associated with skin breakdown, particularly focusing on friction and associated shear stresses.
SKINtelligence. Pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and skin tears cause pain and distress to older people and can be avoided by a systematic approach to prevention, assessment and early management; but this clearly was not happening in the Thames Valley. It seemed that there were a significant number of avoidable admissions and inappropriate referrals to tissue viability services which could be better managed if generalist staff across the system were working in a coordinated way. This webinar tells the story of the journey so far.
The Gloucestershire NHS Stop Smoking Service is always looking at new ways to improve the service it delivers to the people of Gloucestershire. In partnership with the Thames Valley Health Knowledge Team and Pfizer, the stop smoking service became the first smoking cessation service to implement Shared Decision Making within its work. The service chose to focus on pharmacotherapy options for service users. The main aim was to improve knowledge on the wide variety of products to ensure the consultation is patient centred.