Quality Improvement for Patient Safety - Barts Health NHS Trust

Date: 12 October 2017

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  • Theme:
    Building Capability for Improvement
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    Case Studies
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Following an ‘inadequate’ inspection rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Barts Health NHS Trust commissioned AQuA to work with them to help address some of the concerns highlighted by the regulator around staffing issues, unsafe culture, and delays in patient handovers and assessments.

The Trust wanted to increase their focus around patient safety, and how they could improve their knowledge and capability of quality improvement methods to design courses and train their own staff.