Patient Safety & Congress Awards 2016

February 24, 2016

Source:  Patient Safety Congress & Awards

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type:  Website

In a nutshell:  The Patient Safety Congress 2016, 5 – 6 July, is to be held in Manchester and the theme is inspiring our workforce: finding solutions with staff and patients. The conference will showcase the best work from across the UK, using innovative, proven solutions to tackle everything from large-scale redesign of emergency services to reduce readmissions to new approaches to cost-effective patient-led decision making.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Safer Clinical Systems team shortlisted for a Patient Safety Award

April 4, 2011

Source: The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: This news item highlights the results, by one Trust, of the Safer Clinical Systems programme run by The Health Foundation.  The programme focusses on ensuring that all necessary and relevant information is added to patient records accurately and in a timely fashion.  The Trust, NHS Lothian in Scotland, found that by implementing the programme they were able to reduce inaccurate records by 80% in 18 months. 

Length of publication: 1 web page


Best practice in the management of epidural analgesia in the hospital setting

January 28, 2011

Source: NHS Evidence Health Management

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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Guidelines

In a nutshell: These guidelines look at best practice in the use of epidural analgesia within hospitals.  The main subjects focused on are continuous influsions, intermittent top-up injections and patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA).  They also look at the features of epidural pain management services.

Length of publication: 15 pages


Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism

January 28, 2011

Source: SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network)

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Guidelines

In a nutshell: This report provides recommendations on preventing and managing venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Length of publication: 107 pages

Some important notes: Supporting evidence can be found on the SIGN website

Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence


What every healthcare board needs to understand about patient safety

June 9, 2010

Source: A report from the Good Governance Institute by Andrew Corbett-Nolan and Jonathan Hazan

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Date of publication:  February 2010

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell: This report considers many issues that contribute to improving the governance of healthcare organisations.

Length of publication:  20 pages

Published by:  Good Governance Institute