This film explains the innovative approach to safety improvement that has been developed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, called “Onion”. Onion is a way to “peel back the layers” of what stops doctors, nurses and other staff being able to consistently deliver high quality, safe care to our patients.
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.
Board oversight of patient safety is essential, and this guidance document provides a practical overview of what is needed to establish, operate and update an effective board assurance framework.