LIPS for acute care

safer-care-banner2small.jpgThe Leading Improvement in Patient Safety (LIPS) programme for acute care is delivered via six modules over a nine month period, all of which have been designed to help you embed a culture of safety improvement in your organisation.   The programme is run twice a year, commencing in the spring and autumn.

Clinical team module: Getting Started

Duration: 2 days

Places: 4 places per organisation  

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 this team module?

Executive team module: Executive Quality and Safety Academy (EQSA)

Duration: 2 days

Places: 5 places per organisation

This two-day programme is designed to increase your executive team’s capacity to lead organisational improvement, setting your organisation's system level aim. 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 this executive module?

Clinical team module: Leading Improvement in Patient Safety (LIPS) Core Module for acute care 

Duration: 5 days

Places: 4 places per organisation

This five-day module 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 this team module?

Clinical team module: Pursuing Improvement in Patient Safety for acute care

Duration: 1 day

Places: 4 places per organisation
   
Your chance to share with other participating trusts the challenges and successes involved in implementing the safety improvement tools.

Who should attend this team module?

Clinical team module: Progressing Improvement in Patient Safety

Duration: 2 days

Places: 4 places per organisation

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 this team module?

Clinical team module: Sustaining Improvement in Patient Safety

Duration:1 day

Places: 4 places per organisation

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 this team module?

Clinical team modules

Each organisation has 4 places for the clinical team modules.

We recommend a minimum of 3, consisting of clinicians leading on patient safety at a senior level in the organisation:

•    a consultant
•    a senior nurse
•    patient safety manager/leader

who have the ability to lead service improvement and influence the operational safety agenda.

For your fourth place consider a representative from:

•    junior doctors
•    pharmacist Executive team module

Each organization has 5 places for the executive team module.

We recommend that a full complement attend with the Chief Executive and four of the following:

  • Director of finances
  • Director of human resources
  • Director of nursing
  • Medical director
  • Non-executive director