Safer Care

LIPS programme structure

safer-care-banner2small.jpgThe Leading Improvement in Patient Safety programme is delivered via a number of modules over a 12-month period, all of which have been designed to help you embed a culture of safety improvement in your organisation.  

Module 1: Getting Started

Duration/location/places: 2 days, London, 3 places per trust   

Learn the techniques available to understand your rate of harm and know what harm looks like. You will then be able to start measuring for self improvement ahead of the Executive Quality and Safety Academy (EQSA).

Who should attend?

  • Senior consultant and senior nurse (who will lead the patient safety agenda)
  • Patient safety manager

Module 2: Executive Quality and Safety Academy (EQSA)

Duration/location/places: 2 days, London, 5 places per trust   
This two-day programme is designed to increase your executive team’s capacity to lead organisational improvement. Focusing on seven leverage points, you will leave the event with a detailed plan to improve quality and safety in your trust.  Click here for more on this module.

Who should attend?      

  • Chief executives
  • Medical directors
  • Directors of finance, operations and nursing
  • Chairs and non-executive directors
  • Trust ‘champion’ for quality and safety (having attended Getting Started, see above)

Module 3: Leading Improvement in Patient Safety (LIPS) Core Module

Duration/location/places: 5 days, London, 3 places per trust   

This five-day programme builds your capability to lead improvement in patient safety. You will develop an implementation plan for tangible results and have the opportunity to share this with your chief executive on the last day of the course.  Click here for more on this module.

Who should attend?

  • Trust ‘champion’ for quality and safety
  • Medical directors
  • Directors of nursing
  • Senior clinicians
  • Patient safety managers
  • Chief executives (evening of Day 4 and all Day 5)

Module 4: Pursuing Improvement in Patient Safety

Duration/location/places: 1 day, London, 3 places per trust
   
Your chance to share with other participating trusts the challenges and successes involved in implementing the safety improvement tools.  

Who should attend?

  • Patient safety manager
  • Supporting clinician
  • Member of clinical staff involved in improvement

Module 5: Progressing Improvement in Patient Safety

Duration/location/places: 2 days, London, 3 places per trust    

Revisiting reliable design.  First introduced in the LIPS core module, this two-day module will further examine how to develop reliable systems rather than systems that reliably fail.  You may have tried to implement reliable design in your trust and have further questions about how to make it succeed.

Who should attend?

  • Patient safety manager
  • Supporting clinician
  • Member of clinical staff involved in improvement

Module 6: Sustaining Improvement in Patient Safety

Duration/location/places: 1 day, London, 3 places per trust  

This final module of the LIPS programme is your opportunity to reflect on your journey to better patient safety with other participants and discuss plans for next steps now that the programme has come to an end.

Who should attend?

  • Patient safety manager
  • Supporting clinician
  • Member of clinical staff involved in improvement