RQIA conducted unannounced inspections at Northern Ireland's 11 acute hospitals, speaking to over 350 patients and their relatives, observing practice and reviewing patients' notes. This review makes 14 regional recommendations across the areas to improve the quality of care for older people in Northern Ireland's hospitals.
This report focuses on work to identify frailty in 4 locations in Scotland. The purpose is to describe what is happening in each location, reflect on the factors that have helped make their approaches successful, identify any obstacles the teams encountered and draw out key principles.
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.
This document, produced jointly by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Nursing, helps identify principles for best practice in ward rounds which can improve patient safety, patient experience, shared learning, collaborative working and efficient use of resources.