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National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) Funding

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The Trust is committed to improving patient safety and registered as a member of the national 'Sign Up to Safety' campaign in September 2014, UHL is now one of more than 300 organisations that have signed up to the campaign in every care setting in the NHS in England.  The 'Sign Up to Safety' campaign aims to halve avoidable harm and save an additional 6000 lives over three years.

In support of the campaign in 2015 Leicester’s Hospitals submitted a successful bid to the NHSLA and was allocated the full 10% incentive payment of £1,581,587 (which was one of the largest successful bids in England) the funding is to support the delivery of our Quality Commitment Plan the aim of which is to ensure that every patient receives the right care, at the right place, at the right time.

Moira Durbridge, Director of Safety and Risk said "we are highly delighted to have been successful with this bid. All of this money will be spent on the safety improvements we identified within our Sign up to Safety plan. As such this funding will significantly support our Quality Commitment work to reduce avoidable death and harm and improve patient safety, outcomes and experience".

In 2015/16 as a result of this funding the Trust is pleased to report a significant reduction in patient harm and patient mortality caused by Sepsis as follows:

  • 36% reduction in patient harm across the organisation and on analysis on the harm relating to the deteriorating patient we have seen a reduction of 47% in harm relating to the deteriorating patient.
  • 11% reduction in patient mortality caused by Sepsis                                                                                                     

We will continue to provide updates in 2016/17 of all the safety improvement work being undertaken in the Trust as a direct result of this funding.

For further information contact the Communications Office, email: communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk