Second stab at success for surgeons

Our amazing emergency surgeons are through to a second national final for their work on changing rotas to improve patient outcomes.

Last month they were finalists at the BMJ Awards in London  (where Will Ainslie won best kilt award)_and on July 4  they're through to the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in Manchester.

Here's the full shortlist for the Patient Safety in Surgical Care category.

  • Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust: Improving outcomes after emergency surgical admission
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Trust: Development of comprehensive safety package for patients on anticoagulant medications requiring surgery
  • NHS Transformation Unit: The Greater Manchester Healthier Together programme
  • Papworth Hospital: Implementing a surgical morbidity dashboard for cardiac surgery
  • Royal free Hampstead: Adopting Quality Improvement to reduce harm during '5 step to Safer Surgery'
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust and Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network: The Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust: Prevention of never events in the operating theatres  by embedding a high quality checklist and focusing on continual learning
  • South Tees NHS Foundation Trust : AKI Improvement Programme
  • Stockport Foundation Trust: PREOPERATIVE ANAEMIA SERVICE
  • University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust: Reducing harm and building a positive safety culture through Surgical Safety Walkarounds 

Arin Saha submitted their entry after, together, they have transformed rotas adopting a shift system rather than on-call system which has seen much better patient outcomes.