Quality priorities for next year
Priority 1: Safe care of the deteriorating patient
During next year we intend to improve incidents of recognising deteriorating patients by 10%.
- Evidence consistency in practice relating to NEWS scoring via quarterly and monthly audit process.
- Evidence improved escalation process, increasing medical emergency calls with a decrease in the number of cardiac arrests during the period.
- Evidence improvement of 4% on attendance at mandatory training sessions for basic life support.
Priority 2: improving patient experience in cancer care (safe and effective)
We aim to further improve our responsiveness to cancer-care by:
- Improving access to cancer care
- Improving patient care evidencing appropriate pain management,
- Launching a program of quarterly education opportunities to make improvements to the early recognition of end of life care being required.
Priority 3: improving the care and experience of patients living with sickle cell disease (safe, effective and responsive care)
Over the course of 2022/23 we intend to:
- Support patients with pain relief in line with NICE guidelines.
- Ensure sickle cell patients are admitted to the most appropriate speciality ward for their acute admission
- Train a minimum of 90% of all clinical colleagues working in haematology wards on the care of patients in sickle cell crisis.