Bringing together the mental health organisations in the South of England to form a Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative.
About The Collaborative
The Collaborative is funded and supported by the five Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in the South of England.
In partnership with the five AHSNs, the Collaborative is led and delivered by a faculty of committed professionals. Membership to the Collaborative made up from the 16 Mental Health Trusts in the South of England.
Who we are
The Faculty is made up of a number of professionals, including representatives from our five AHSN’s from across the South of England. The faculty members have a wide range of experience, success and knowledge in improving quality in mental health, and they are committed to the collaborative approach and the spirit of “all teach, all learn”. See our current faculty members using the link below:
West of England AHSN
The West of England Academy provides a range of free resources to help you gain knowledge and develop essential skills for innovative thinking and working.
Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN
We connect citizens, NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies.
An innovation exchange transforming clinical practice and improving patient outcomes, safety and experience, bringing benefits to everyone in our diverse region through collaboration between the NHS, life sciences industry and universities.
South West AHSN
Bringing together partners from the NHS, academia, local authorities, industry and community sectors to identify and spread innovation that improves population health and generates economic growth.
At Wessex AHSN we improve people’s health, achieve excellence in healthcare and boost innovation and growth in our region’s life sciences and healthcare sector.
Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
We’re a community and mental health trust, providing a wide range of services to people of all ages living in Berkshire. And to do this, we employ approximately 4,500 staff who operate from our many sites as well as out in people’s homes and in various community settings.
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is an NHS trust which provides physical health, mental health and ambulance services for the Isle of Wight. The trust is unique in being the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and in people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.
Southern Health Foundation Trust
Our aim is to work alongside the people we support and our health and care partners, to constantly improve and deliver the best possible care.
Solent NHS Trust
Our role is to provide high quality, best value community and mental health services to people in Southampton, Portsmouth and other parts of Hampshire.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS foundation trust which provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services throughout Gloucestershire.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Our mental health services provide care and treatment for people with conditions such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, dementia and personality disorder.
What we do
The Collaborative empowers people with lived experience and healthcare staff to work together to identify and develop solutions to local problems. These will then be implemented and tested within local healthcare organisations before being shared nationally with other collaboratives.
The Collaborative supports individuals, teams and organisations to build skills and knowledge about quality and safety improvement, creates space and time to work on safety issues, and provides opportunities to continually learn from each other.
Sixteen NHS Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Trusts and a number of private sector care providers from across the South of England make up the membership of the Collaborative. The Collaborative was established by the West of England and South West AHSNs, and is hosted by the West of England.