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Conference held to drive quality improvement in healthcare delivery

Posted on the 8th June 2017

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust recently organised a conference to nurture quality improvements in the way healthcare is delivered by the Trust.

A range of speakers from Lancashire Care, NHS England, and the Advancing Quality Alliance attended the ‘Quality Improvement Conference’ at the Marriott Hotel in Preston to talk about examples of changes that have resulted in quality improvements. This year’s event, held on 12 May, also coincided with International Nurses Day.

Dee Roach, Director of Nursing & Quality at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“This conference was held to encourage quality healthcare that involves providing services that are safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. Quality is at the heart of everything we do at Lancashire Care and the Quality Improvement Conference is one way to nurture and drive further improvements.

“The event went very well and was well attended. It was lovely opportunity to hear of improvements in the past year or that are underway and that are beginning to make a difference. It was as usual great listening to staff providing first hand real life stories about quality change and the impact these changes have had on enabling us to be the best we can be. This year’s event also coincided with International Nurses Day 2017 which is annually held to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday.”

Elsewhere in the Trust, a series of smaller events, including cake and tea afternoons, were held in which staff came together to mark International Nurses Day. International Nurses Day takes place every year on 12 May to commemorate the birthday of Florence Nightingale with nurses, healthcare professionals and people who use services using the day to acknowledge the extra mile nursing staff go to deliver high quality care.