A short film produced by Health Education England to support healthcare professionals in training and staff at all levels to report and respond to concerns about patient safety.
Produced by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, this report includes a literature review on effective teamwork and communication in healthcare, a needs assessment of Canadian healthcare organisations, a review of teamwork and communication training programmes, and a consultation with national and international experts in teamwork and communication.
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has launched the first of a two-part guidance on the recognition and management of older patients with frailty in community and outpatient settings. Called Fit for Frailty, it has been produced in association with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Age UK.
This blog post offers a set of practical tips for measuring improvement and avoiding the common pitfalls of measurement. The advice is directed at designing and conducting measurement within quality improvement programmes but all of the tips are directly relevant to the measurement of safety improvement.
In this thought paper, Professor Aneez Esmail discusses the measurement and monitoring of safety from the perspective of primary care.
Many people are working to improve healthcare quality to bring about safer, more beneficial and cost-effective care for patients. But all too often, there is little evidence to support what they do or demonstrate precisely which improvement projects, methods and techniques really work best.