PCNs can take advantage of being in a group by pooling resources and having just one set of Significant Event Audits between them.
Common problems with organising SEAs:-
- Finding the topics to investigate
- Getting material together
- Co-ordinating discussions
Shared SEAs, a PCN-wide solution:-
- Create a common shared register of candidate topics
- Select the top 3-5 topics for all members to audit
- Share the material with everyone in the group at the same time
- Organise a single event to discuss this or each location does their own and shares the findings
- Exchange notes and findings with everyone
The aim should be to complete say 5 shared SEAs from a ready-made list of topics. Members have the option to tackle more at their option.
SEAs should be about both positive and negative events that we learn from, and a common misconception is that these should be “incidents” and negative events.
Benefits and Achievements:-
- A single SEA topic is now covered between 5-7 members
- Substantial time saving
- Achieves CQC compliance
- Achieves revalidation
- Demonstrates shared collaborative learning.