AQuA Patient Safety resources

May 29, 2013

Source:  Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA)

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Date of publication:  May 2013

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  A ‘get you started’ package of materials is provided by the AQuA Safety knowledge store for use in local reducing harm improvement initiatives. There are currently nine topics in the store. There are best practice guidelines, improvement materials and case studies to help inform improvement efforts. Information is available on areas including slips, trips and falls, absconding patients and safer site surgery.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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.


Organisational readiness: exploring the preconditions for success in organisation-wide patient safety improvement programmes

August 28, 2010

Source: Quality & Safety in Health Care 19(4): pp. 313-7

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Date of publication: August 2010

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article is a case study of four NHS organisations that participated in the first phase of the Safer Patients’ Initiative examining perceptions of organisational readiness.

Length of publication: 4 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.

Acknowledgements: PUBMED


QIPP: Patient safety will drive cash savings

July 22, 2010

Source:  http://www.healthexec.tv

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Date of publication:  July 2010

Publication type:  Interview

In a nutshell:  An interview with Maxine Power, National Improvement Lead for Quality and Efficiency who explains how the Department of Health is putting safety at the centre of improvement programmes by  engaging with 100 boards, thereby making savings which can be reinvested into patient care.

Some important notes:  You will need to register to view the video.  Registration is free.