Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme (A&S-SIP)

Published on 1 December 2021

About the programme

The Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme (A&S-SIP) aims to identify and support the spread and adoption of effective and safe, evidence-based interventions and practice across England by March 2022. It will respond to national insights and recommendations amenable to spread and adoption through a quality improvement approach and will work alongside the many key stakeholders across the system. It will also support a safety culture and enable clinicians to lead safety improvement across local systems.

Each year the programme focuses on different priorities that have shown impact. The priority areas for next year are Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) in-patient care bundles.

Programme ambitions

The projects that are currently included in the work programme for the next 12 months are:

To support an increase in the proportion of patients in acute hospitals receiving every element, for which they are eligible, of the British Thoracic Society COPD discharge care bundle to 80% by March 2022.

To support an increase in the proportion of eligible sites (i.e. acute hospitals in England that care for patients with tracheostomies) adopting three evidence-based tracheostomy safety interventions (bedhead signs, availability of emergency equipment, daily care bundle) to 90% by March 2021.

From April 2021, to support an increase in the proportion of patients in acute hospitals  receiving every element for which they are eligible of the asthma discharge care bundle to 80% by March 2023.

From April 2021, to support an increase in the proportion of patients receiving all elements, for  which they are eligible, of the emergency laparotomy care bundle to 90% by October 2022.

Find out more

Further information on projects relating to the A&S-SIP programme can be found by clicking on the links below.

Alternatively, please get in touch with a member of the programme team below to find out how you can get involved.

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