This report from the Chief Medical Officer and a range of safety experts defined and popularised the field of patient safety. Published in 2000, it continues to remain relevant and pertinent today.
This video from 1000 Lives Plus presents a discussion of how leadership defines culture in healthcare organisations. Presented by Dr Dave Williams, who is both a clinician and an astronaut, it presents different approaches to leadership.
This guide from Patient Safety First explains how board members and senior leaders can provide appropriate leadership for safety within their organisation.
Leadership WalkRounds can be an effective way for leaders to engage with staff on safety issues, gather first-hand information and demonstrate commitment to safety improvement.
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?
The Manchester Patient Safety Framework (MaPSaF) from the NPSA is a tool to help NHS organisations and healthcare teams assess their progress in developing a safety culture.