Mental Health Lecture Series – Michael Sykes

29th Sep 2011, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University

Leading Improvement in Patient Services 

Michael Sykes became
involved in clinical governance in 2001. Completing an undergraduate degree in
Psychology, he then trained as a General Nurse before undertaking an MBA. He
has held a number of roles including Quality Improvement Facilitator and Public
Involvement Project Manager.  He also
project managed the development of the NHS Tayside Perinatal Mental Health
Integrated Care pathway which led to him chairing a group that represented all 14
Health Boards across Scotland.  He is an
Associate with the Safer Care team at the NHS Institute for Innovation and
Improvement (NHS III), and speaks frequently at national events, notably as
part of the Leading Improvement in Patient Safety Programme.

In his lecture, Leading Improvement in Patient Services,
he will consider how improvement science, human factors and an understanding of
reliability can improve patient safety within mental health settings.  In doing so, Michael will describe current
topics surrounding improvements in patient safety, identified by Mental Health
Trusts. He will outline examples of Trusts that have sought improvement via the
application of techniques taught through
the NHS III’s Safer Care Programme. The lecture will consider strategic
approaches to bring about improvements as well as techniques that can be tested
by front line staff to reduce assaults and suicides and to improve general

  • Registration
    and refreshments  – 6.00pm
  • Lecture
    – 6.30pm
  • Buffet
    and refreshments – 7.30pm

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