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.
High reliability organisations are organisations that work in situations that have the potential for large-scale risk and harm, but which manage to balance effectiveness, efficiency and safety. They also minimise errors through teamwork, awareness of potential risk and constant improvement.
This webinar explores the practical steps boards can take to effectively measure and monitor quality and safety within their organisations.
This short animation provides patients with a brief introduction to the basic idea of patient safety. It describes the importance of effective teamwork and learning in hospitals, and some of the hidden dangers of hospital care, particularly medication errors and healthcare acquired infections.
This special supplement, published in association with Nursing Times, explores how nurses are using proactive approaches to manage patient safety.