Academic Safety Improvement Fellow
Debbie Clark and colleagues representing the Improvement Academy travel to Birmingham to host the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety event.
The event in Birmingham stemmed from a conversation with the head of the safety at Birmingham Community Trust who made contact with the MMSF programme team to find out more about the work they had been doing. In this discussion the appetite for taking a proactive approach to safety was clear and the team from Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy arranged to host an event in Birmingham to allow as many staff as possible from Birmingham Community Trust to attend as well as opening the invite to anyone else in the country who might be interested!
Jackie Hallam and Kayleigh Price kicked the event off with an informative breakfast session to make sure all attendees knew something about the MMSF and how it had been tested by four regional improvement bodies.
The main event then got off to a flying start with Professor Rebecca Lawton introducing delegates to the reasons why we might need to use a different approach to safety which is holistic, proactive and about more than swatting mosquito's!
Project Manager Stuart Kaill, representing the Safer Salford programme, travels north of the border to the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety event.The setting for today’s Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Framework (MMSF) was so beautiful it left me kicking myself for not booking some leave and making a weekend of it in Edinburgh. Dynamic Earth – accessed by a short walk down the capital’s impressive Royal Mile and sits adjacent to the Scottish Parliament, just under the imposing Arthur’s Seat, up which you could observe tourists zigzagging their way in glorious early morning sun. When I see cliffs like this, I’m always urged to investigate more closely. But I had a job to do and I resisted the temptation to ditch my bags and head for the hill (I read later that rock climbing is banned on Arthurs Seat due to the risk of dislodging loose rocks onto unsuspecting tourists!).