Filter resources by focus area and profession

If you're working in one of the NHS England Patient Safety Collaboratives, we've tagged all of our resources according to the designated focus areas. We've also identified which resources we think are specifically useful to certain professions.

  • The King's Fund

    This report looks at past experience with NHS workforce planning and the challenges facing workforce planning in the future, in the light of changing health care needs and the need to deliver the future care models outlines in the NHS five year forward view.

    The report focuses on three areas key to providing integrated care: mental health, primary care and community nursing.

  • Department of Health

    Midwifery 2020 has set out to develop an informed vision of the contribution midwives will make to achieving quality, cost-effective maternity services for women, babies and families across the United Kingdom.

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

    Offers evidence-based advice on the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and the postnatal period (up to 1 year after childbirth), and in women who are planning a pregnancy.

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Maternal Mental Health Alliance

    Specialist Mental Health Midwives have a crucial role in effective perinatal mental health care. However, there are currently many maternity services without this important position, and where Specialist Mental Health Midwives do exist there are differences in their role, skills and experience.

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists

    This guide is about the commissioning of good quality perinatal mental health services. It has been written to assist specialised commissioners, as well as Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards.

  • LSE Centre for Mental Health

    This resource is the executive summary of a comprehensive report into the costs of perinatal mental health problems to the healthcare system in the UK, estimating that it costs a total of £8.1 billion long term cost for each one year cohort of births in the UK or £10,000 per birth.  

  • Journey to Excellence project, Education Scotland

    This report summarises the Vulnerable in Pregnancy (VIP) project. VIP was developed from the drug liaison midwifery service in partnership with addiction and social work staff. Families for whom there was concern were identified at an early stage of pregnancy. Staff worked closely together to share information about vulnerable women. They assessed risks and needs of families. Staff planned well together and women had an individualised pregnancy plan to support them.

  • The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)

    This safety standard is aimed at healthcare organisations providing inpatient care for mental health (MH) and learning disability (LD) patients. It requires them to make proper provision for life support and resuscitation for these patients.

  • The King’s Fund

    In September 2013, three meaningful activity facilitators were appointed to provide additional support for people with dementia across three older people’s wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

    Activities such as reminiscence, music therapy, and arts and crafts support physical, sensory and psychological well-being help to gain a deeper understanding of the person behind the dementia.

  • Alzheimer's Society

    The National Dementia Strategy for England (NDSE), the first of its kind in England, came to end in April this year. 

  • The King’s Fund

    Our fragmented health and care system is not meeting the needs of older people, who are most likely to suffer problems with co-ordination of care and delays in transitions between services. This report from the King’s Fund sets out a framework and tools to help local service leaders improve the care they provide for older people across nine key components.

  • European Society of Delirium

    This five minute video shows a patient’s recollections of post operative delirium. It is a useful teaching resources for all healthcare professionals and highlights the importance of good nursing care and the psychological distress an episode of delirium can cause.

  • American Delirium Society

    The American Delirium Society aims to improve the care of patients at risk of or with delirium through research and education.

    These videos are an excellent educational resource for both patients and healthcare staff which provide practical advice about the recognition, prevention and management of delirium.

  • 1000 Lives, NHS Wales

    This guide to improving dementia care, part of the 1000 lives campaign by NHS Wales, provides guidance on the achievement of several drivers to improve the quality of life and care for people with dementia.

  • University of Stirling

    The Design Resource Centre provides access to selected resources for those interested in creating the best possible environment for people with dementia. 

  • British Geriatrics Society

    This piece describes the work that Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust carried out at Musgrove Hospital as part of the Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme.

  • Alzheimer's Society

    This factsheet covers some of the issues that friends, family and carers should consider when a person with dementia goes into hospital and gives tips on how the person can be reassured and supported.

  • NHS Confederation

    Acute awareness: improving hospital care for people with dementia highlights how hospitals can improve the quality and efficiency of acute care for people with dementia. 

  • Royal College of Nursing

    This page describes the RCN’s five principles for dementia care, SPACE, and provides links to some accompanying resources to support the implementation of these – a how to guide and film.

  • The Alzheimers Society

    This factsheet from the Alzheimer’s society gives useful information designed for carers and relatives of patients with dementia.

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    Dawn Brooker, Daryl Leung, Karen Bowley, Cheryl Etches, Jennifer Bray, Pauline Smith, Julie Willoughby, Grace Hampson, Dominic Upton, The Health Foundation

    Patients with dementia in acute hospitals experience poorer outcomes for all types of admission, stay longer in hospital, and are more likely to be discharged to a care home rather than to their own home.

  • Mary McGrath - Advanced Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

    This improvement report looks at the work of the Memory Clinic of Belfast City Hospital.

  • Alzheimer's Society

    This factsheet from the Alzheimer's Society on support available for safe care of dementia patients at home is aimed at healthcare professionals, carers and patients

  • Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design - Royal College of Art

    People with dementia occupy approximately two-thirds of all residential care beds available in the UK and design of residential facilities has been recognised as both an key experience and safety issue.

  • Institute of Public Care

    This paper from the Institute of Public Care examines the need for a coordinated approach to prevention and early intervention. It also looks at predictive modelling of those who are most likely to need hospital admission or care home admission.

  • Alzheimer's Society

    This booklet from the Alzheimer's Society is designed for dementia patients and their carers. It outlines multiple areas around the home that could be addressed to help keep people living alone with dementia safe and secure.

  • Alzheimer's Society

    This factsheet from the Alzheimer's Society is designed for dementia patients and their carers. It helps healthcare professionals explain the legal situation, and gives some tips on stopping driving.

  • Royal College of Nursing

    This commitment by the RCN should be used as a guide to support the delivery of dignified care for people living with dementia and their families, within general hospital settings.