Patient Safety Hero award announced

Published: 19 Jun 2023

The winner of the Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2023 Patient Safety Hero award has been announced today; congratulations to:

WINNER: Robert Oakley, Senior Pharmacist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Robert and the team were recognised for work to improve safety in the use of vancomycin, an antibiotic that treats serious infections.

The judges were impressed by the structured approach to identifying the problem and to finding multi-faceted solutions, as well as evidence of improvement and commitment to patient safety in a complex environment. Of particular note, was the use of innovative protocol integration through a ‘PowerPlan’, which resulted in more correctly calculated loading/maintenance doses and combined loading/maintenance dose prescriptions with a scheduled daily serum concentration order.

For more information about this project, use the following links:

You can also find out information about Robert’s work generally, via his ORCID profile Robert Oakley (0000-0001-6329-8658) – ORCID.

The Clinical Audit Heroes Awards (part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week)

The Patient Safety Hero award recognises clinical audits and projects supporting improved patient safety, and is one of five categories in this year’s Clinical Audit Heroes Awards. The winners of each award are announced at a series of daily Lunch & Learn events, hosted by N-QI-CAN, on each of the award topics from 19-23 June. Details of these events (and recordings for those who wish to listen again, once they have taken place) – in addition to news of all the winners – can be found on the Clinical Audit Awareness Week webpage.

And don’t forget to join in the fun by sharing online, using #CAAW23!

Further information: Clinical Audit Heroes awards.