Darzi: The NHS’s approach to patient harm is simplistic and myopic

July 29, 2015

Source:  Health Service Journal, 10 July, 2015

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Date of publicationJuly 2015

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: In this comment piece from the HSJ, Lord Darzi, a surgeon and director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, argues that changes are needed across cultural, technological and procedural boundaries so as to reduce patient harm. He also says that it is time to learn from other health systems.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

BMJ Analysis: Why patient safety is such a tough nut to crack

July 28, 2011

Source:   BMJ  Volume 342, d3447

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Date of publication:  June 2011

Publication type:   Journal article

In a nutshell:  While patient safety is on the forefront of health care worldwide there are still a high number of preventable adverse incidents causing patient harm.  This article looks at four challenges to patient safety and the implementation of interventions – visibility; ambiguity; complexity and autonomy.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Some important notes:  This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgements:  NELM News service