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.
National Prescribing Centre
This project from 2012 was carried out by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to identify potential problems with the safer management and use of controlled drugs (CDs) in the prison healthcare setting in England.
Royal College of Nursing Publishing
This article sets out the background to offender health care in the UK and explains how the commissioning of services in England is structured.
It looks at patient safety issues related to commissioning, such as poor attendance at partnership boards, and lack of capability and capacity in clinical commissioning groups.
This study carried out at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Leeds, aimed to evaluate the impact and safety of the introduction of a general practitioner with a special interest (GPsi) in substance misuse led methadone prescribing service into a UK prison between 2003 and 2010.
It found that GP-led opiate prescribing programmes can be introduced safely into secure environments.
National Patient Safety Agency
This report from the National Patient Safety Agency is aimed at any healthcare staff member involved or interested in implementing changes to reduce harm from insulin use in the prison environment healthcare setting. It includes a number of illustrative case studies on good prescribing practice.
American Journal of Public Health
This paper in the American Journal of Public Health was the first published set of standards focused on patient safety in prisons, adapted from the emerging literature on quality improvement. The team convened a panel of correctional experts, which recommended 60 patient safety standards focusing on such issues as creating safety cultures at organisational, supervisory, and staffing levels.