External Networks


East Midlands QI Activity

EM AHSN is aiming to build on the existing QI activity via an East Midlands wide initiative. Check out developments on their website and follow on twitter @EM_AHSN.

East Midlands QI Event, November 2017

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network - Patient Safety Collaborative

Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) are a new national programme to improve the safety of patients and ensure constant learning sits at the heart of healthcare in England. The programme is coordinated by NHS England supported by NHS Improving Quality and is being developed by 15 local collaboratives covering the same geographical area as each of the 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Their establishment will be supported by the AHSNs. The collaborative for our region is being led by the EMAHSN.

For further information on the Patient Safety Collaborative, go to East Midlands Academic Health Science Network or view the latest newsletter here.

CHAIN Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network

chain network

CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice & Information Network) is an online mutual support and intelligence network for people working in health and social care. It originated 20 years ago in the NHS Research & Development programme in the UK, and has grown steadily in both scope and scale. CHAIN is multi-professional and cross organisational, designed to connect like-minded health and social care practitioners, educators, researchers and managers. It is now international, with over 15,500 members across the UK and national components in Ireland, Australasia, Canada, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia, and members in more than 40 other countries worldwide. CHAIN is not-for-profit, and is staffed by National Health Service (NHS) employees. It is funded by a consortium of stakeholders including the National Institute for Health Research, Macmillan Cancer Support, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, NHS Leadership Academy and The Alzheimer Society.

The network uses searchable online Directories to enable members to identify one another, and simple e-mails are the mechanism for networking. Main benefits of the CHAIN membership include:
• Receiving occasional targeted emails about resources/opportunities relevant to you;
• A searchable online directory of members and their interests;
• Having the opportunity to use CHAIN to broadcast your own questions or other messages

Involvement in the family of organisations working in the fields of health & social care and related research and education; being willing to share experience and aspirations; and being responsive to other members’ questions are the only criteria for joining CHAIN.

Membership is FREE, and members may join the network, update their records or leave at any time. To join please complete a membership form at: www.chain-network.org.uk/join.html

For further information about CHAIN please visit: www.chain-network.org.uk 

Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group

The community pharmacy Patient Safety Group provides a forum for community pharmacy organisations, competitors in a commercial sense, to openly share and learn from each other when things go wrong, as well as from other sectors and industries.

We are a self-funded, self-created Group with a difference. We consider how learning from patient safety incidents can be applied across the pharmacy network and wider NHS, and then create the opportunities and resources to do just that.  For more information please visit the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group website

How Safe is Our Care

Network and resources to support the use of the Health Foundation ‘A framework for measuring and monitoring safety’ . A collaboration between AQuA, Haelo, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Yorkshire & Humber Improvement Academy, supported by the Health Foundation and based on the pioneering research of Professor Charles Vincent, are continuing to test the use of the measurement and monitoring of safety framework.

More details on the available resources, calls and events at http://www.howsafeisourcare.com/

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