Recognising Walsall nursing homes’ improvement work

Managers and staff from nursing homes throughout Walsall will take centre stage next month at a conference which focuses on the improvements they have made in quality, safety and culture.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative to stage the conference at The Village Hotel, Walsall, on 13 March from 9am – 4:30pm. The event highlights The SPACE – Safer Provision and Caring Excellence – initiative which is being pioneered by the Walsall Quality Improvement Project, a partnership between Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Attendees will:

  • Discover how nursing homes have been applying Quality Improvement (QI) tools and techniques in everyday practice to improve quality of care for nursing home residents
  • Learn how QI methods have impacted on reducing avoidable harm and improving safety culture in nursing homes
  • Hear how frontline staff and managers have developed innovative solutions to improve quality in a challenged system
  • Question the speakers and care home staff about their journey through SPACE
  •  Learn about latest research from Association of Dementia Studies  

Confirmed speakers include: Dr Zoe Wyrko, Director of Workforce for the BGS and Dr Dawn Moody, Associate National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care for NHS England, Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse for Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and Black Country Regional Strategic Transformation Plan Lead Caroline Maries-Tillott SPACE Quality Improvement Lead for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Nurse, Sarah Damery CLARHC Research Fellow and Isabelle Latham, Senior Lecturer at the Association for Dementia Studies,. 

Caroline Maries-Tillott, Walsall Quality Improvement Project Lead Nurse, said: “This conference gives us a fantastic opportunity to recognise the improvements in quality, safety and culture that are being made in Walsall’s nursing homes which are benefitting vulnerable residents as well as the hardworking staff who care for them.

“We will be presenting awards for Most Improved Care Home, Most Innovative Improvement (Environment and Clinical Care), Most Improved Safety Culture and Care Home Manager of the Year. We really want to celebrate all the efforts that are being made in our nursing homes – this area of care can be extremely challenging and demanding yet staff have shown real innovation and commitment and deserve to have this showcased.”

Nominations must be received by Monday 12 February , 2018. Please contact Jessica Astin via email Jessica.astin@walsall.nhs.uk or on 01922 619994 for nomination forms and information. Click here to see the full agenda.

Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Friday, February 2, 2018 9:44:00 AM