Source: British Journal of Nursing 13-26 23/5 pp. 268-72
Date of publication: March 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: The NHS in England introduced the NHS Safety Thermometer to address measurement of patient safety using the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme. This article discusses the CQUIN scheme and the thinking behind the focus on pressure ulcers, falls in care, catheter use and urinary tract infection, and venous thromboembolism. The implementation of the scheme in a large NHS foundation trust is described together with its effect within the authors’ organisation on harm-free care for their patients.
Length of Publication: 5 pages
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