New Online Patient Safety Resource Centre

June 24, 2013

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  Website

In a nutshell: The Health Foundation has launched a new online patient safety resource centre. The website pulls together existing evidence and new resources to help deliver safe and reliable care. The new resource centre provides fast, reliable access to accurate, up-to-date patient safety information for managers and healthcare professionals and is suitable for all levels of practice.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Building capacity and capability for patient safety education: a train-the-trainers programme for senior doctors.

March 27, 2013

Source: BMJ Qual Saf Epub ahead of print

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Date of publication:  March 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article was to develop, implement and assess a training programme for senior doctors to become faculty leaders for patient safety training. The article concludes that training senior doctors in patient safety is achievable, acceptable and effective as a means of building capacity and capability for delivering training in this quickly emerging field.

Length of publication: 8 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.


Design of a prospective cohort study to assess ethnic inequalities in patient safety in hospital care using mixed methods

January 30, 2013

Source:  BMC Health Services Research, vol/iss 12 450

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Date of publication:  December 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This study aims to assess the risk of adverse events (AEs) for hospitalised patients of non-Western ethnic origin in comparison to ethnic Dutch patients. It looks at the patient-related determinants that may affect the risk of AEs and explores the mechanisms of patient-provider interactions that may increase the risk of AEs. It also explores possible strategies to prevent inequalities in patient safety.

Length of Publication:  20 pages

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Improving patient safety

December 3, 2012

Source: Worcester News

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A team has been set up at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to improve patient safety by eliminating blood clots, falls, bed sores and urinary catheter infections. The safe care team, launched in August, has been working across county hospitals, including Worcester. The scheme has already had some successes including Ward 11 at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, where there have now been 130 days without a patient developing a pressure ulcer.

Length of publication: 1 web page


A discussion of approaches to transforming care: contemporary strategies to improve patient safety

November 30, 2011

Source:  Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 67, iss. 11 pp 2488-2495

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Date of publication: November 2011

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This study looks at three modern methods of transforming care: at the Bedside, Releasing Time to Care: the Productive Ward and the work of the Studer Group. To affect improvements in patient safety multiple interventions need to be implemented at the same time.

Length of publication:  8 pages

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Patient Safety: Round table on Reporting systems in Health Care

January 28, 2011

Source: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Representatives from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia, along with international experts, met and identified common challenges and agreed a set of recommendations to improve patient safety and reporting systems. A follow up meeting, to report progress, will take place after one year.

Length of publication: 25 pages

Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence


A model for developing high-reliability teams.

December 22, 2010

Source: Anaesthesia  Vol 65 Iss 11 p1106-1113

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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the instances where misuse of an anaesthetic has casued adverse effects.  It also looks at providing recommendations on how to improve this.  The incidences were taken from the National Reporting and Learning System in England and Wales between 2006 and 2008.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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

Acknowledgement: EMBASE