The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was established to improve social care services for adults and children in the United Kingdom. This report discusses nutrition and hydration from the perspective of social care with the emphasis on simple practice points which could be implemented to improve the nutrition of the frail elderly population.
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.
Safe staffing levels have been identified as a key element of delivering high quality, safe care. Commissioners and providers need to work together to regularly review staffing levels to ensure that staff are able to provide adequate contact time with patients to ensure safe care.
This document presents the final report of a review into the need for a duty of candour in healthcare organisations and to be honest with patients when they have been harmed during their care.
This report reviews and reflects on the impact that the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry has on acute hospital trusts, one year after the inquiry was published.
This research scan from the Health Foundation describes studies examining the link between safety culture or climate and patient outcomes. It asks: what evidence is available about the link between safety culture or climate and patient outcomes?