In this thought paper, Blair Sadler and Kevin Stewart draw on experiences from their roles as chief executive of a children’s hospital in San Diego, California and as chief medical officer of a general hospital trust in the south of England
This is a comprehensive summary of the management of chicken pox for pregnant women and babies. It includes an executive summary which highlights recommendations for service provision.
The report looks at a number of indicators of the pressures on maternity care and the resources available to cope in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Over the past decade, the Health Foundation has supported front-line teams working in different settings, from hospitals to care homes, to develop and test approaches to making care safer. We have learned about some of the specific causes of harm, and the factors which have both enabled and hindered improvements in safety.
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.