The SSC launched on 21 October 2019, with wards on the collaborative participating in a series of learning sets throughout the programme.
These events allowed the wards to share what they are testing and give them the opportunity to network.
Materials from the learning sets are shared below for anyone to use to support their improvement journey.
Learning set resources
Ward Nurse Manager, Jason Shaw, shares Arnold Ward’s progress on their sexual safety project in Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, including delivering the project in the context of a secure setting at Ashworth Hospital.
Ward Manager, Linda Lutchmayah, and Occupational Therapist, Katrina Kedwards, on Phoenix Unit at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust share their progress on the ward’s sexual safety project, including changes they have introduced on the ward, challenges they have overcome and plans for the future of their project.
Sheelagh Holmes, Matron of Eastlake and Fernely Wards at Northwick Park Hospital, shares how staff on the wards are using a trauma-informed approach to care, particularly in relation to sexual safety.
Matthew Milarski, Quality Improvement Coach at the NCCMH, outlines the key steps for implementing change ideas as part of a quality improvement project.
Lee Alexander, Michelle McNealis, Juliet Miller and Julie Smalley from the Forest Close team at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, describe their sexual safety project, covering their journey from design and scope through to ensuring sustainable success.
Saiqa Akhtar and Emily Cannon, Quality Improvement Coaches at the NCCMH, outline best practice for scaling up and spreading quality improvement initiatives. Teams and Trusts taking part in the collaborative also shared how they are planning to scale up their sexual safety work in their Trusts.
Amy Herring, co-chair of the sexual safety expert reference group, reflects on the collaborative and the journey from creating the national sexual safety standards in 2019 to the conclusion of the quality improvement collaborative in 2021.
Quality Improvement Coaches, Kate Lorrimer and Matt Milarski, present an updated theory of change reflecting the work of participating teams and centrality of psychological safety in addressing sexual safety.
Tom Ayers, Director of the NCCMH, talks to Quality Improvement Coaches, Saiqa, Emily, Kate and Matt, about their reflections on the sexual safety collaborative in a panel discussion.
Dr Helen Smith, National Advisor to the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme, reflects on the sexual safety collaborative and provides an overview of the plan to scale up and spread the learning across England.
Celebrating achievements of the Sexual Safety Collaborative