Latest patient data shows improvement in reporting

April 26, 2013

Source:  NHS England

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Date of publication:  March 2013

Publication type:  Press release

In a nutshell:  NHS England has released the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) Organisation Patient Safety Reports. The reports show progress in the reporting of patient safety incidents from April to September 2012.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Leading the way on patient safety.

March 27, 2013

Source:  The Scottish Government

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Date of publication:  March 2013

Publication type:  Press release

In a nutshell:  The world’s first patient safety programme for primary care is being launched in Scotland. There are about 100,000 GP visits every day in Scotland so the programme will see safety measures performed where most of the NHS care is supplied. Safety surveys and case note reviews will be undertaken by GPs and their staff to increase awareness and to incorporate patient safety into their work to reduce avoidable harm. For the first time almost all patient care will be covered by the Scottish Patient Safety Programme with initiatives now up and running in GP surgeries, hospitals, mental health and maternity services.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


The role of theory in research to develop and evaluate the implementation of patient safety practices

February 28, 2011

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety Volume 20

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Date of publication: 11 February 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article suggests that theory should be added to interventions as they can provide a way of predicting or mitigating the effects of Patient Safety Practices (PSPs).  It further suggests that adding the theoretical basis to the PSPs will enable learning in different contexts.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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