Leading improvement in patient safety

Giving you new skills and tools to understand and improve patient safety in your practice Leading Improvement in Patient Safety is a training course to help you understand, measure and improve patient safety.  It takes a refreshing new approach to patient safety. 

Through a series of modules, it will give you the skills and confidence necessary to achieve sustained reductions in patient harm and drive forward improvement within your practice. The improvement tools you learn will benefit quality as well as safety in the practice.

Wave 3 of the LIPS programme for GPs is fully booked.

Please email safercare@institute.nhs.uk to register interest in Wave 4, starting in early 2010 

Who should attend?
The programme builds the passion, skills and confidence of staff within your practice.  It is intended for GPs, Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses.  It is suggested that practices send one GP and one nurse. 
What does the programme involve?
Practices who wish to participate need to commit to attend all of the modules to ensure you get the maximum benefit from the programme.   The modules are taught and facilitated by GPs and other clinicians from the NHS Institute’s Safer Care faculty. 

Practices need to identify

  • an interested and committed GP partner to undertake monthly rapid case note reviews using the Primary Care Trigger Tool.
  • a practice nurse or nurse practitioner who is also interested in improving patient safety. Past experience has demonstrated the benefit of members of the practice team working together through the modules to develop action plans to take back to the practice. 
The Programme

The LIPS programme is delivered in three modules over a nine month period.  A combination of teaching, group discussion, reflection and practical exercises is led by the NHS Institute’s expert faculty. Throughout the programme, you will be working to develop and refine your own patient safety improvement plan, with the support of the faculty.

Wave 3 : 11 Nov 2009, 19+20 Jan 2010, 13+14 Apr 2010 This is the first nationally available wave of the LIPS programme for primary care.  Places are very limited, and paid for by Strategic Health Authorities in England.  During summer 2009, invitations will be sent to GP practices chosen by local SHAs and PCTs.Please email us to be informed when the details of the next wave of the programme are confirmed.