Yorkshire Huddles

Falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3billion per year. Inpatient falls can lead to hip fractures and other injuries, whilst even falls without harm can lead to loss of confidence and increased length of stay for patients.

The Yorkshire and Humber AHSN Improvement Academy is actively working with more than 80 frontline teams across 23 organisations to implement our Huddle Up for Safer Healthcare (HUSH) programme.







"We have been delighted to work with the Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy on safety huddles. The whole ward team have really embraced the safety huddle concept. We have reached the milestone of 30 days without a fall today, which given the history of falls on this ward is really significant."  Dr Alan Hart-Thomas, Clinical Director, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust

"Huddles are the best thing we've ever done" Amy Hargreaves, Senior Sister, J46, Lincoln Wing, St James' University Hospital, Leeds 


Chart illustrating Trust wide impact on all falls