Staff and public urged to help shape new patient safety body

December 23, 2015

Source:  NHS Networks

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Date of publication:  November 2015

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  NHS staff, patients and members of the public are being urged to have their say on the shape of a new national patient safety organisation.

The health secretary announced in the summer that he would create an independent function to oversee the investigation of patient safety incidents.  An expert advisory group has been established to collect evidence and make recommendations on the roles and responsibilities of the new body, ahead of its formation in April 2016.

An online survey to capture the views of patients and professionals can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ipsis2015

Length of publication:   1 webpage

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The surgical safety checklist survey: a national perspective on patient safety

June 24, 2013

Source:  Irish Journal of Medical Science Vol/iss 182/2 pp. 171-176

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Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The World Health Organisation recommended practices to ensure the safety of patients worldwide in 2008. This led to the development of the Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) which Ireland has endorsed. The authors aimed to determine whether the SSC is being implemented and to identify problems associated with its introduction and on-going implementation. They found that it has not been implemented throughout all operating departments in Ireland, but where it has been introduced there has been a perceived positive change in safety culture. The authors state that a formal audit of morbidity and mortality is required.

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.


Factors predicting change in hospital safety climate and capability in multi-site patient safety collaborative

October 29, 2012

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety  vol/iss  21/7  pp559-568

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the results of a survey measuring organisational patient safety climate and capability (SCC) and the role of contextual and programme factors in predicting changes to SCC scores.

Length of publication: 9 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.


Patient safety culture: an Italian experience.

May 28, 2011

Source:  Journal of Clinical Nursing Vol 20 Issue 7-8 pp1188-1195

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The authors’ aim was to understand the level of awareness health professionals working in an Italian hospital had of patient safety by using the Italian version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture questionnaire and also to validate the tool’s effectiveness.

Length of publication: 8 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: NHS Evidence