Public Sector Event
Reducing And Monitoring Hospital Deaths Attributable To Problems In Care
Venue: Colmore Gate Conference Centre
5th Floor Colmore Gate
Date: 12 Feb 2014
Synopsis: The NHS Mandate states that reducing hospital deaths attributable to problems in care is a key area where progress will be expected. This conference focuses on reducing hospital deaths attributable to problems in care through mortality monitoring and implementing the actions from the Keogh review. Sessions will include learning from the Francis Inquiry and the findings of the review into hospital mortality outlier trusts, understanding how to recognise which deaths are attributable to problems in care and are therefore avoidable. Case study sessions will focus on how to monitor and reduce mortality, improving quality and saving lives in your service or organisation.
Delivering the NHS Mandate: â€˜reducing unjustified variation between hospitals in avoidable deaths, so that standards in all hospitals are closer to those of the bestâ€¦ measure and publish outcome data for all major services by 2015, broken down by local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) where patient numbers are adequate, as well as by those teams and organisations providing careâ€™.â€ NHS Mandate November 2012 â€œHigher mortality rates do not always point to deaths which could have been avoided but they do act as a â€˜smoke alarmâ€™ indicator that there could be issues with the quality of care...Mediocrity is simply not good enough and, based on the findings from this review I have set out an achievable ambition which will help these hospitals improve dramatically over the next two years.â€ â€œAll hospital trusts, regardless of whether they are outliers, need to examine, understand and explain their SHMI â€“ and identify where performance may be falling short. Trusts with a low mortality rate could also provide valuable learning about how quality of care can be improvedâ€ Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director for NHS England & Chair of the NHS Mortality Review
Kerry Tarrant Tel: 01932 429933 Fax: 020 8181 6491 firstname.lastname@example.org