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Neonatal safety ThermometerNeonatal safety Thermometer 
Upton Michele (NHS ENGLAND) 
      Sent: 11 November 2014 11:13 
      To: Alison Moore ‎[alison.moore2@uhns.nhs.uk]‎; Denise Evans 
      (Denise.Evans@sch.nhs.uk); Heather Burden 
      ‎[Heather.Burden@uhbristol.nhs.uk]‎; NAYLOR HEATHER (IMPERIAL COLLEGE 
      HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST); Ingrid Marsden ‎[ingrid.marsden@sash.nhs.uk]‎; 
      Jacki Dopran ‎[jacki.dopran@homerton.nhs.uk]‎; Wheway Jayne (NHS ENGLAND); 
      Maddocks Julie (NHS ENGLAND); Kim Edwards ‎[kim.edwards1@nhs.net.]‎; 
      Bramfitt Kurt (SALFORD ROYAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST); Hunn Linda (DERBY 
      HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST); Moore Ruth (UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF NORTH 
      STAFFORDSHIRE NHS TRUST); Rattigan Sarah (NHS ENGLAND); Suzanne Sweeney 
      ‎[suzanne.sweeney@nhs.netSuzanne.sweeney@uclpartners.com]‎; Griffin Teresa 
      (NHS ENGLAND); Dinning Tony (DERBY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST); 
      Vanessa Attrell ‎[Vanesssa.attrell@nhs.net]‎ 
      Cc: Fogarty Matthew (NHS ENGLAND); Parsons Diane (NHS ENGLAND) 
      Attachments: Children and Young People'~1.pdf‎ (184 KB‎) ; ST Design 
      principles (Upd~1.docx‎ (21 KB‎)


          

Dear Colleagues
Many thanks for your interest and involvement in discussing the feasibility of 
the development of a bespoke Neonatal Safety Thermometer. Due to a high workload 
I still need to pull together some brief notes of our discussion for those 
unable to attend, but in the meantime Kurt has kindly drafted some actions as 
agreed following on from our meeting last week.
 
We agreed the following actions for the group:
 
  Group to contact colleagues and test/show the Children’s and Young Peoples 
  Safety Thermometer in neonate units and feedback comments around its 
  transferability (see attached form)
  Group to begin exploring  possible harms for a post neonate Safety Thermometer 
  tool.  All harms should have a measurable outcome and fit with the key design 
  principles of a Safety Thermometer (see attached principles)
Key questions from the design principles to ask when exploring harms are:
  Is there a measurable outcome of harm? (can we define what the harm is?)
  Does it happen enough on one day each month to be picked up in point 
  prevalence testing?
  Is the information accessible and quick and easy to collect?
  Does this affect the patient in all settings? 
 
·         Our discussions also centred on whether we should adapt/use the 
existing paediatric thermometer for use in the ITU/HDU/SCBU setting and focus a 
new thermometer for use in the PNW and community setting. The latter gives us an 
opportunity to tackle some of the top 5 reasons for admission presented at the 
wider meeting that day: hypothermia; hypoglycaemia; toxic jaundice levels etc. 
 
Hopefully this will help get the ball rolling in terms of putting together a 
scoping document. I’d suggest we arrange a TC to discuss the feedback you have 
gathered from your teams and propose we try to have this in early December to 
maintain momentum. Is this a sufficient time frame to gather feedback? 
 
Do let me know if so and I’ll arrange a Doodle Poll or birdcage re availability 
for the second week in December. 
 
 
Best Wishes
Michele
 
 
Michele Upton
Patient Safety Lead, Maternity and Newborn
NHS England
Skipton House 
80 London Road
London 
SE1 6LH
 
 
 
Mobile: 07918 368346
Email: michele.upton@nhs.net
 
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