Trust launches Clinical Quality Academy

Dr Tarek Saba, Consultant Respiratory Physician

Dr Tarek Saba, Consultant Respiratory Physician who will be leading one of the projects

Eleven improvement projects have been selected for inclusion in the 2021/22 Clinical Quality Academy which is set to run a series of quality improvement seminars over the next eight months.

The chosen teams have been selected following a rigorous application process, with a large number of clinical leads from across many disciplines within the Trust applying for inclusion. The carefully selected teams will begin their training on Wednesday 20 October when the Trust will welcome two of the world’s leading quality improvement exponents, Maureen Bisognano and Zoe Egerickx to open the academy, and lead the teams off on their quality improvement journey.

Speaking about the launch of the Clinical Quality Academy, Pete Murphy, Director Nursing, AHP and Quality said: “This is a unique opportunity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals to take a huge step forward in quality improvement methodology.

“The essence of the programme is that we want clinical leaders to identify an improvement project that they can work on over a year and we will support colleagues with a very high standard of curriculum delivery, taught by some of the very best people in the world.”

Dr Tarek Saba, who will be leading one of the eleven projects said: “We in the Blackpool Adult Cystic Fibrosis service are very pleased and excited to have been selected for the academy. We’re looking forward to developing a new integrated Digital service that meets the needs of our patients in the post-COVID era and getting to know like-minded colleagues in our organisation.”

The eleven project leads and their project titles can be found below. We will be following the quality improvement journeys of each of the projects throughout the course of the year.

Dr Tarek Saba, Consultant Respiratory Physician – Cystic Fibrosis Digital Service

Dr Samuel Guest, Emergency Medicine Consultant – Emergency Department to Ambulatory Medical Unit (AMU) Pathway

Dr Daniel Lokko, Trust Grade Staff Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctor – Same Day Emergency Care Centre (SDEC)

Dr Scott Gall, Consultant Cardiologist – Improve patients’ outcomes from ablation for AF by lifestyle optimisation

Dr Ranjit More, Consultant Cardiologist – Fast Track for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (LSC)

Dr Robert McDonald, Consultant – Standardised Ward Processes

Mr Steve Mannion, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Virtual Fracture Clinic

Dr Alison Seed, Consultant Cardiologist – Heart Failure Pathway

Mr Anoop Anand, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Paediatric wrist and forearm fractures

Dr Adeline Israel, Emergency Medicine Consultant – Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol

Dr Jawad Islam, Consultant Urologist – One stop prostate Cancer clinic

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