NHS Scotland learns from safest hospital in world

January 29, 2014

Source:  Wired-GOV.net

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Date of publication:  December 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  The NHS in Scotland is sharing learning about patient safety with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio, USA, which is widely regarded as a world leader in patient safety. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has influenced how the Scottish Patient Safety Programme is managed and it pioneered morning safety and flow huddles, which have now been adopted at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow. The Cincinnati hospital is also learning from the Scottish approach to ensuring children have the best start in life through the Early Years Collaborative, which is a programme set up to help make Scotland the best place to grow up.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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Safer Patients Network evaluation

May 29, 2013

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  April 2013

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  The Health Foundation supported a safety improvement collaborative over five years. The Safer Patients Network was created as a platform for those taking part to continue engaging after the collaborative ended. The Network comprised a community of practice with access to virtual meetings and annual learning events. Evaluation of the Network examined the extent to which this approach helped to create a self-sustaining approach to continuous improvement.

Length of Publication:  84 pages


Using safety cases in industry and healthcare

December 24, 2012

Source: The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: December 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The results of a study that reviewed the use of safety cases in six safety-critical industries, as well as the emerging use of safety cases in healthcare are presented in this report. The study aimed to describe safety case use in other industries, to make pragmatic recommendations for the adoption of safety cases in healthcare and to outline possible healthcare application scenarios.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Patient safety: learning from Europe

July 30, 2012

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Blog entry

In a nutshell:  This is a joint action looking at lessons that can be learned, and passed on, between the different countries in Europe.  An example of this would be the level of understanding and concern there is in the UK with healthcare acquired infection, while in Spain the high priority there is a high public awareness of medication errors and a need to reduce risk in this area.


Improving safety in maternity services

May 28, 2012

Source:  The Kings Fund

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  In 2006 the inquiry ‘Safe Births: everybody’s business’ was published.  Further to this the ‘Safer Births Improvement Programme’ was published.  This programme supported 12 multidisciplinary maternity teams and the report shares their experiences and lessons learned.

Length of publication:  1 web page


A process for rapid learning: sharing experiences.

February 8, 2012

Source:  NHS Alliance

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Date of publication: November 2011

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  This report looks at the positive impact of sharing experiences of things going wrong.  10 out of hours providers collaborated to share their experiences online with a view to developing accelerated learning.  10 years on this report looks at the benefits and future improvements.

Length of publication:  8 pages


Accountability, organisational learning and risks to patient safety in England: Conflict or compromise?

July 28, 2011

Source: Health, Risk & Society vol. 13 iss 4  pp327-346)

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at 2 approaches to patient safety within the NHS – promoting accountability & promoting learning lessons from previous mistakes and near-misses.  These approaches can sometimes be conflicting however, the article looks at how these approaches can work together.

Length of publication: 19 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.

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