The approach to patient safety in healthcare is reactive. We still do not have a culture that understands human behaviour and it very often seeks to identify and blame individuals. The Safer Clinical Systems approach takes learning from other safety critical industries to develop a proactive approach to risk assessment.
A blog from Penny Pereira explaining the development of a driver diagram to supporting healthcare organisations to implement the recommendations of the Berwick Review of Patient Safety.
This special supplement, published in association with Nursing Times, explores how nurses are using proactive approaches to manage patient safety.