Most errors and inefficiencies in patient care arise not from the solitary actions of individuals but from conflicting, incomplete, or sub-optimal systems of which they are a part and with which they interact. To improve […]
England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives play an essential role in identifying and spreading safer care initiatives from within the NHS and industry, ensuring these are shared and implemented throughout the system.
They are based in the […]
- How does a consultant confirm all the initial steps in management have been completed?
- How does the doctor new to the emergency department learn how to deal with a condition they have never managed before?
- How does […]
This book has been written by a surgeon, a pharmacist and a psychologist (our very own Prof Charles Vincent). It’s a guide for those of us unlucky enough to spend time in hospital as either […]
A reference guide for Clinicians and Managers by the Safer Clinical Systems Team at Warwick Medical School.
It’s time to do something different in patient safety.
In healthcare, our approach to patient safety is almost entirely reactive. […]
The Government have published the Expert Advisory Group report which recommends how the new “Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch” in NHS England should be established.
You’ll be aware that the CHFG have campaigned for many years for […]
FOREWORD by Ara Darzi, Professor, Lord Darzi of Denham
Dear Secretary of State for Health, Ministers and distinguished experts,
In the decade and a half since To Err is Human, safety has become embedded in the lexicon of […]
Our Common Terms glossary presents a series of common terms which focus on the fundamental human factors and ergonomics principles separated into Organisation and Individual focus areas. We have also included specific examples of some […]
The Picker Institute has set a high standard with the Always Events® program. The goal of the Always Events program is the translation of person- and family-centered principles into tangible action. New approaches to communicating […]