Leading Health Systems Network

LHSN is a collaborative network of healthcare leaders and organisations dedicated to improving health care delivery by effectively and efficiently using available resources. LHSN is an initiative of WISH in partnership with Imperial College in London. Our network brings together the best ideas, models of care, and strategies to drive sustained improvment, and connects healthcare leaders to a like-minded community of peers that share the same goals and challengers.

We are concurrently running a webinar series to complement our analytical work. These web-hosted sessions range from high-level perspectives on patient safety to examples of specific patient safety initiatives, hosted by those who led the change on the ground. Past speakers include Dr. Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Dr. Peter Pronovost, Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins University.

With the growing global health threat of antimicrobial resistance, the effective design, implementation and assessment of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives has become an increasingly urgent topic of discussion across sectors and groups in society. As part of its 2018 network objectives, the Leading Health System Network (LHSN) will bring together healthcare actors from around the world

LHSN Webinars:

Pharmacogenetics and patient safety

August 8, 2016

In this webinar, Dr. Geoff Ginsburg and Dr. Deepak Voora of the Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine at Duke University discuss how pharmacogenomics can influence the delivery of safe care.

Sign Up to Safety - A locally-led, self-directed approach to patient safety improvement

July 7, 2016

Sign up to Safety is a national initiative aimed at helping NHS organisations create a positive, strong safety culture and provide care for their patients in the safest way possible. To date, over 380 organizations across England have signed up to the campaign. In this webinar, Dr. Suzette Woodward - National Director of Sign Up to Safety - provides an overview of the programme, discuss results to date, and outline future plans.

Strategies for reducing restraints and seclusions in mental health care settings

May 25, 2016

Physical and mechanical restraints and seclusions are utilized in child and adolescent psychiatric treatment venues as a means of managing aggressive and self-injurious behaviors. These procedures can be considered by youth as aversive and traumatizing, and in worst case scenarios, deaths have been reported.

An integrated systems approach to patient safety incident reporting and learning

May 24, 2016

In this webinar Joshua Symons - leader of the Big Data and Analytical Unit within the Centre for Health Policy at Imperial College London - provides an introduction to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in the UK, as well as an overview of CareReport, an alternative system for patient safety reporting and learning.

The future of incident reporting - Making the most of staff-reported data

March 16, 2016

In this webinar, Kelsey Flott and Erik Mayer explain the complicated landscape surrounding the NRLS and incident reporting, the research and development programme findings and innovative solutions for improving the use of incident reports.

Patient safety - What can we learn from the nuclear industry?

March 1, 2016

In this webinar, Riccardo Chiarelli proposes creating and implementing a structured peer-to-peer review assessment model in health care, similar to that used in the nuclear power industry, to accelerate improvements in patient safety.