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.
This handbook provides detailed guidance on the range of duties of care owed by healthcare workers to patients - particularly with regard to patient safety. It also importantly examines the responsibilities of healthcare organisations in supporting their staff in meeting these duties.
Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety: A Toolkit for Healthcare Board Members and Senior Leaders
This toolkit from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is designed for boards and senior leaders of healthcare organisations, as they are responsible for the oversight and governance of patient safety and quality.
This toolkit from the IHI provides a range of tools and methods for ensuring that boards lead activities to improve quality and safety effectively. It is focused at hospital boards but the lessons are equally relevant for other healthcare organisations.