This quality standard covers assessment after a fall and preventing further falls (secondary prevention) in older people living in the community and during a hospital stay. Secondary prevention focuses on interventions targeted at older people with a history of falls. Older people are those aged 65 years and over.
This review presents a set of evidence and recommendations on how all healthcare organisations employing nurses should manage nurse staffing levels to ensure patient safety.
In 2004 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture - a staff survey designed to help hospitals assess the culture of safety in their institutions. Since then, hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. and internationally have implemented the survey.
This document provides guidance on achieving compliance with the essential standards of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the organisation that regulates the safety and quality of care in England.
This document sets out in detail the risk management standards which have been developed and are assessed by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA). These determine the level of premium charged to providers of NHS care that are insured by the NHSLA.
This NPSA best practice guide explains the principles of communicating openly and honestly to patients, families and carers following harm caused by patient safety incidents. It is aimed at all healthcare staff, from boards to front line clinicians.