Posted on: 11 November 2021

CNWL held an online safety conversation day for staff today, hosted by Dr Cornelius Kelly, CNWL’s Chief Medical Officer, and Maria O’Brien, Chief Nurse. The day focused on a range of safety topics including team-based practice and learning, creating a safety culture, anticipatory care, reliable recognition, learning lessons and improvement through co-production.

Almost 400 staff joined the event online and staff submitted 117 posters to the safety awards with four winners and six runners up (announced below), including a special Chair’s Award.

CNWL welcomed guest speakers to the event, which opened with a talk from Professor Rick Ledema, Director for Team Based Practice and Learning in Health Care at Kings College, who highlighted the importance of reflective practice.

This was followed by a discussion on civility and micro-incivility with Organisational Development Consultant, Angela Neblett, who highlighted how micro-incivilities can be even more prominent in the virtual world and the impact of them on the workforce including micro-incivilities and everyday racism. View the video played during the event showing examples (the clip starts at 8:20 minutes to 11:56 minutes).

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During the afternoon, staff heard from a range of services across the Trust on projects that are making a difference locally including the use of technology on Nile Ward, which received positive feedback from patients, top tips for safety huddles and trauma informed care at Northwick Park. 

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A conversation was led on tackling variation in data by Dr Ronny Cheung, Consultant and Head of Service in General Paediatrics, Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Joint Clinical Lead, Care Redesign Improvement System, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

The day concluded with an award ceremony presented by Trust Chair, Prof Dorothy Griffiths and Chief Executive, Claire Murdoch.

117 services entered into the competition showcasing their local safety projects. Staff can view them all on Trustnet.

The winners and runners up are below, including an extra special award from our Trust Chair.

Award category Winner Runners up
Best Poster Award

Sally Lydamore

Involvement Award Winner
Trainee Award winner

Dr Arthur Wong - Sexual Health Services

Chairs award

Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) across CNWL