This case study describes the implementation of the NHS Safety Thermometer into small units within the independent sector and the impact on patient safety that it had in these units.
This discussion paper and vision statement calls for a single pharmacist & GP practice for each care home describing the context of major medication safety challenges in care homes.
This good practice guidance describes four core principles for health care professionals and three responsibilities for organisations relating to the transfer of patients and their medications between different areas of care. It includes clear recommendations for the core content of medical records.
Patient Safety and Quality in Home Health Care (Chapter 13 of Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses)
This book chapter identifies six key areas of safety relevant to care at home including falls, wound management and unplanned hospital admissions. It provides guidelines for care in these areas tailored to the home care setting.
This page on the British Geriatric Society’s website emphasizes the need to think differently about the health care needs of care home residents and provides a link to recently published Commissioning for Excellence in Care Homes