Datix announced today that Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has purchased its risk register software to manage risk across the organisation.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is an acute hospital trust serving over 318,000 residents in the Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. It currently uses Datix patient safety software for incidents, claims and complaints management.
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director of WWL commented, “In recent years we have worked hard to transform the culture of the trust and I believe if you want to transform thinking and behaviour you must have a patient safety culture. As a result there are over 450 fewer patient deaths per year and all 22 quality measures have improved. As an organisation we are very proud of our achievements. Datix has been key to this transformation and every week I go through all clinical incidents, complaints, litigation, clinical comments and coroner’s feedback. Our clinical governance and patient safety teams red-flag any concerns for escalation and we have a clear action plan.”

The Risk Register module will integrate into the existing Datix system to enable WWL’s senior management and governance leads to see all incidents, complaints and risk assessment information in the same place. The Datix Risk Register has been designed to enables healthcare organisations such as WWL to identify, manage and mitigate all types of risk.
The technology will further support the trust with two of its major communications initiatives, the daily Datix Teleconference and the Executive Scrutiny Committee. Both are designed to foster cross-functional collaboration and shared learning and to encourage everyone in the organisation to take personal responsibility and ownership for patient safety. Using data within the Datix system, staff and clinicians on the ground can flag up serious incidents for escalation and the patient safety team is able to identify trends. Any agreed actions are then recorded and issued to all parts of the organisation including Governance Leads and Quality and Safety Matrons.
Jonathan Hazan, Chief Executive of Datix, concluded, “Datix Risk Register is a true enterprise risk management tool. Built on robust Datix core functionality, the risk register provides executives and managers with the information required to manage risk at strategic, tactical and operational levels. It can be used as a standalone module, but is most effective when used in conjunction with other Datix modules. We look forward to working with WWL to ensure that the risk register further contributes to the culture of safety at the trust.”
About Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital serving a local population of over 318,000 residing in the Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester.

The Trust operates across three hospital sites, a state-of-the-art outpatients centre, a dedicated Eye Unit at the Wigan Health Centre and also works from offices at Buckingham Row in Wigan town centre.

It has 758 inpatient beds and invests over £220 million each year in a broad range of highly regarded general and specialist acute services.

For more information, please visit: www.wwl.nhs.uk
About Datix
Datix has been a pioneer in the field of patient safety since 1986 and is today the leading supplier of software for patient safety, risk management, incident and adverse event reporting. Datix aims to help healthcare organisations build a culture and practice that drives excellence in patient safety. It recruits and retains people committed to the healthcare sector and continually invests in its software and services to ensure that it integrates best practice and learning.

Datix is focused on the health and social care sector. Its customers include public and private hospitals, primary care providers, GP surgeries, mental health and ambulance service providers. Its clients also include organisations delivering care home and domiciliary care services. Within the UK this includes more than 75% of the National Health Service. Internationally the Datix client base is growing rapidly and includes large scale deployments in Canada and the USA as well as clients in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Datix is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. To learn more, visit www.datix.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 8971 1971
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