Interest grows in new approach to measuring patient safety

June 24, 2013

Source:  Nursing Times

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Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:

In an interview with the Nursing Times, the new national director for patient safety, Mike Durkin, has said that frontline nurses and healthcare professionals should have more responsibility for ensuring the services they provide are safe. He has taken up the role of director of patient safety in the chief nursing officer’s directorate at NHS England following the NHS reforms. Dr Durkin said all staff working in a healthcare environment should see themselves as healthcare professionals, whether they have clinical training or not, and take responsibility for making sure care is safe.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Patient Involvement in Patient Safety: The Health-Care Professional’s Perspective.

January 30, 2013

Source: J Patient Safety  Vol/iss  8/4  pp.182-8

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Date of publication:  December 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Health professionals views were examined by researchers regarding involving patients in safety initiatives. 40 doctors and 40 nurses from one hospital were surveyed. Doctors and nurses tended to be positive about patient involvement and nurses were more willing to support patient involvement and to participate themselves if they were patients.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Safety skills training for surgeons: a half-day intervention improves knowledge, attitudes and awareness of patient safety

October 29, 2012

Source: Surgery  Vol 152, Iss 1  pp26-31

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the importance of including patient safety in the education and training of health care professionals, including those focussing on the surgical disciplines.  This study looks at the effects this training has on the knowledge, awareness and attitudes towards patient safety by surgical residents

Length of publication: 6 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 Acknowledgement: Medline