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Thank you for attending the second cross-collaborative event in Reading on the 2nd March 2016. It was another full agenda with very interesting talks from Jane Carthey on Human Factors. The main focus of the day was on sepsis with Dr Alex Goodwin presenting key findings from the recent NCEPOD ‘Just Say Sepsis’ report as well as sepsis work carried out in various trusts. We hope to revisit the sepsis work that you may have carried out at your trust at the local June meeting.
The day was again very well attended with most of the hospitals across the three Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN’s) represented. Most of the presentations from the day are on the website

Local AHSN QI meetings
Don’t forget to register on Eventbrite for the local QI meetings in June. We hope to cover control charts, risk-adjusted mortality and the ELC dashboard.
The dates are:
Wessex – 6 June
Kent, Surrey and Sussex – 9 June
West of England – 10 June 

ELC Data Dashboard

An email was sent out on 20th April regarding an additional statement to the Information Sharing Agreement (ISA). Once you reply and agree we can send you the data dashboard.

Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook and retweet us!

Twitter: @ELCSavingLives
Facebook: Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative
We also have our own YouTube channel! 

Evaluation from Uni of Kent

The University of Kent Centre for Health Services Studies is carrying out an evaluation of the overall project and whether we deliver sustainable improvement.

There are certain objectives that they are looking for, including;
• assessing the adoption of ELC from teams, trusts etc
• impact on staff, patients and carers

They have chosen a handful of trusts from the 28 within the Laparotomy Collaborative.
They are looking forward to being in touch with you so thank you in advance for your time.

Change of W of E manager

Kevin Hunter has taken over from Caroline Dean as the Project Manager for the West of England. We look forward to working with him in the coming months.

Elderly Care

The elderly care sub-project has launched in five trusts within the Laparotomy Collaborative. Great Western Hospital Swindon, East Surrey Hospital, Royal United, Bath, Bournemouth Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. Baseline data collection is currently underway.

You will hear more about this project and other aspects of elderly care on September 29th 2016 at the third cross- collaborative event.


Nial, Geeta and Sadie featured in the most recent Health Foundation Scaling-Up programme webinar, talking about collaboration! Check them out here! 

As always, if you would like to get in touch with us; queries, complaints or compliments then please contact us at: or


Thank you and look forward to seeing you in June.

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