PSA 2020 Cov + PSA Awards Post
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Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust shortlisted for TWO Patient Safety 2020 Awards

Shortlisted for Best HealthTech Solution for Patient Safety and Best Partnership Solution Improving Patient Safety

We are delighted that our partners at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) have been shortlisted twice in this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards, designed to recognise outstanding contributions to healthcare. 

From the work on their acute and PICU wards using our Digital Care Assistant, CWPT have been shortlisted for Best HealthTech Solution for Patient Safety and Best Partnership Solution Improving Patient Safety. 

The judging panel is made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community including Rachel Power (Chief Executive, The Patients Association), Jean Knight (Chief Operating Officer, Northamptonshire Healthcare FT) and Vincent Badu (Deputy Chief Executive, Kent & Medway Partnership Trust.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust have been working in partnership with Oxehealth for the past three years, to closely develop and deploy a digital tool to improve patient safety in inpatient mental health hospitals.

At their Caludon Centre, the teams on Beechwood (male acute ward), Swanswell (female acute ward) and Sherbourne (male PICU ward) have been using the Digital Care Assistant as part of a clinical study to help them improve patient safety and experience.

The clinical study’s objectives are focused on quality improvement for patient safety: 

  • Reduction in (and quicker response to) incidents, including self-harm and assaults 
  • Improved physical health monitoring 
  • Positive patient experience, including privacy/dignity Positive staff experience.

The clinical study was a success (48% reduction in bedroom falls at night) and as a result, the use of the technology is being operationalised at Manor Hospital and rolled out to the Caludon Centre, CWPT’s acute inpatient facility.

Winners will be selected ahead of the ceremony, which will take place virtually as part of the Patient Safety Virtual Congress and Awards in November 2020.

See the full shortlist here.

About Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust provides mental health, learning disability and community health services to the people of Coventry. The trust also provides mental health and learning disability services in Warwickshire and Solihull, in addition to providing a range of specialist health services to people across the UK. In a typical day, the trust sees nearly 5,000 patients from an overall catchment area with a population of more than one million people.

About Oxehealth

Oxehealth was founded by the President of Parks College, Professor Lionel Tarassenko in 2012, previously Head of Engineering at Oxford University until 2019. Since then, it has become a UK tech success story, with financial backing from IP Group Plc and Ora Capital, two major investment trusts committed to supporting UK science for the long-term.

Oxehealth exists to help clinicians engineer ever better care for their patients.

Oxehealth’s Digital Care Assistant acts as an assistant for staff when they cannot be present in a room, or do not want to disturb an individual. The system alerts clinicians, carers and custodians to high-risk activity, enables them to take spot vital sign measurements and to review activity reports.

Oxehealth is already working with frontline clinicians at 30% of England’s Mental Health trusts, in acute hospitals, care homes and custodial healthcare.