Can teaching medical students to investigate medication errors change their attitudes towards patient safety?

May 28, 2011

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety  2011;20:319-325

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article considers if giving medical students a basic knowledge of common medication errors before they start to see patients in hospital can reduce the chance of them making mistakes. The study was  carried out during a paediatric rotation at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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

Acknowledgement: The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management


Patient Safety First 2008 to 2010: The campaign review

May 28, 2011

Source: Patient Safety First

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: Review

In a nutshell:  This review looks at the impact of the Patient Safety First campaign over the years it was running, and how it has improved patient safety.  It focused on the safety culture within the NHS, aiming to engage clinical staff to enable a behavioural change to lead to safer, better healthcare.

Length of publication: 68 pages


Hospital turns around patient safety record

December 22, 2010

Source: Weston Worle & Somerset Mercury 24

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Date of publication: 3 December 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: This article looks at how Weston General Hospital has turned around their patient safety record in a year.  They have received the seal of approval from the new Dr Foster Hospital Guide.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Physician leadership: essential in creating a culture of safety

August 28, 2010

Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 53(3):473-81.

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Date of publication: September 2010

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the role of physician leadership in improving patient safety and it looks at how the Safety Attitude Questionnaire can be used to assess the safety culture of clinical settings. It concludes that several strategies exist to enable leaders to improve patient safety.

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.

Acknowledgements: PUBMED


A Framework for the Development of Patient Safety Education and Training Guidelines

July 22, 2010

Source:  Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  155 pp189-195

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Date of publication:  June 2010

Publication  type:  Journal article.

In a nutshell:  This article looks at the need for greater attention to be paid to ensuring that there is an education and training framework for patients, carers and staff.  The framework is based on the results of a project carried out by the European Network for Patient Safety (EUNetPaS). 

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.

For more information follow this link to the EUNetPaS website.

Acknowledgements:  MEDLINE