In this video, Dr Suzette Woodward from the NHS Litigation Authority describes how they are working to help the NHS improve safety, help the whole system learn from claims (rather than just individual trusts) and how they are moving to a model of financially incentivising safe care, rather than punishing poor care.
This report by the NPSA provides guidelines and suggested best practices for managing serious incidents that require investigation, including patient safety incidents.
This review provides an overview of the Patient Safety First campaign – an ambitious national campaign that aimed to engage a large number of healthcare professionals in patient safety.
This report, from the US Institute of Medicine, represented a defining moment in establishing patient safety as a top priority for healthcare systems around the world. It remains highly relevant and valuable today.
The guide from the NPSA presents evidence, examples and best practice guidance on managing patient safety through seven core activities – a straightforward checklist for building an effective patient safety management programme.