Category: Secondary Care

World Health Organisation – 10 global facts on Patient Safety

Patient safety is a serious global public health concern. There is a 1 in a million chance of a person being harmed while travelling by plane. In comparison, there is a 1 in 300 chance of a patient being harmed during health care. Industries with a perceived higher risk such as the aviation and nuclear industries have a much better safety record than health care.

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HSIB first national investigation report – wrong prosthesis

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has published its first investigation report relating to a surgical never event.

The patient is a 63-year-old man who underwent hip replacement surgery. During this surgery, incompatible components were used. The error was identified when data from the procedure was recorded in the National Joint Registry.

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Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill

The draft bill proposes setting up the Health Service Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB). The HSSIB will conduct investigations which focus on learning from patient safety incidents in the NHS, to reduce health care harm and improve patient care.

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Measuring Safety Culture

This Health Foundation evidence scan provides a brief overview of some of the tools available to measure safety culture and climate in health care.

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