Patient engagement

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Top 10 resources looking at patient engagement.

Engaging patients in their healthcare ensures care is more appropriate, improves outcomes and can reduce the risk of harm and improve overall patient safety. It requires action at all levels from NHS Boards to the teams delivering care for patients and it needs the full range of staff to participate in the process of improving health outcomes. The following resources look at a range of techniques and strategies to engage with patients to encourage their active involvement in healthcare.

  1. Leadership for patient engagement – The King’s Fund

  2. Safety is Personal. Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care – NPSF Lucian Leape Institute

  3. Patient Engagement in Patient Safety: Barriers and Facilitators – The Health Foundation

  4. Promoting engagement by patients and families to reduce adverse events in acute care settings: a systematic review – British Medical Journal

  5. Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US Department of Health)

  6. What to expect from your doctor: a guide for patients – General Medical Council

  7. The role of the patient in clinical safety – The Health Foundation

  8. Leadership and engagement for improvement: together we can – The King’s Fund

  9. Patient Safety Briefing Film - Harm Free Care Haelo, Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

  10. Involving patients in improving safety  - The Health Foundation

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