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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.
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In this thought paper, Blair Sadler and Kevin Stewart draw on experiences from their roles as chief executive of a children’s hospital in San Diego, California and as chief medical officer of a general hospital trust in the south of England.
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
This literature scoping review was commissioned by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) as part of a project to determine any specific patient safety issues for vulnerable women known to be at higher risk of maternal death or morbidity.
This moving film recounts the harrowing experiences of the Titcombe family during their son, Joshua’s, tragically short life. The film is based on the testimony of James Titcombe, Joshua’s father and now a National Advisor on Safety for the Care Quality Commission.
Care Quality Commission
This report is based on interviewing 180 patients and families about their experience of transition to adult care. It includes key messages for commissioners about listening to young people and their families, following existing guidance, involving GPs earlier and recognising this as a key developmental phase.
NHS Improving Quality
These slides describe the Ready Steady Go programme is for any child over 11 years of age with a long term medical condition and helps to prepare them for transitioning to adult services. The resources include questionnaires and information packs for young people, families and healthcare professionals to help them assess and feel confident in their move to adult services.
Archives of Disease in Childhood (Journal)
This systematic review aims to evaluate programmes for transition from paediatric to adult care for effectiveness and identify which components of the programmes make them successful. The authors found six studies which demonstrated statistically significant improvement after intervention in the transition process, all amongst patients with diabetes.
Society for Adolescent Medicine
This position paper from the Society of Adolescent Medicine sets out their standards or “critical steps” for safe and high quality transition from paediatric to adult care.
This course provides a foundation level of education to all healthcare professionals that care for children and young people with diabetes and their families.
Two randomised clinical trials (RCTs) recently confirmed that treatment of mild hyperglycaemia (largely lifestyle alteration) is effective for a variety of maternal and foetal endpoints.This leaves the question of how best to define hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, and how to identify it during the pregnancy.
This publication introduces the role of the National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit which aims to deliver improvements in clinical care and outcomes for women with diabetes and their infants. Key risks and patient safety issues in pregnancy are addressed.
BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
This quality improvement report describes the experience of formulating a sustainable structure of support in primary schools to promote safe insulin use.
BMJ Quality and Safety
This study examines the implementation of safety huddles and analyses key social, cultural and organisational aspects that are important in creating effective safety huddles. The paper presents a model of a tiered-huddle system that has been implemented at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA, and provides a useful analysis of the ways in which safety huddles can impact patient safety.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
This guidance from NICE covers the care and treatment of pregnant women with diabetes in the NHS in England and Wales. It also covers the care of their newborn babies.