Category Archives: patient safety resources

Patient Safety Awards 2016

Patient Safety Awards 2016 Now in their 8th year, the Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Joining forces this year with the Patient Safety Congress, there is even more opportunity … Continue reading

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Patient Safety resources online – and how you can add yours, via @CHAIN_Network #ptsafety #patientsafety

There are over 2,000 subscribers to the Patient Safety sub-group of CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network, it’s free to join) and CHAIN has taken the opportunity to (a) highlight resources that are already available on this topic and … Continue reading

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Two examples of wrong-site surgery shared this weekend via social media

This weekend Dr Helgi (@TraumaGasDoc on Twitter) published a post with an example of wrong-site surgery (where the wrong part of the body is operated on), and how this experience changed safety procedures within his hospital. Fortunately the patient needed … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Resources – a new patient safety resource from the Health Foundation #ptsafety

The Health Foundation has a new resource for people interested in patient safety, details below, via CHAIN*. The Health Foundation has launched a new online patient safety resource centre that provides fast, reliable access to accurate, up-to-date patient safety information … Continue reading

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Patient Safety resources – mailing lists (discussion and update-only) #ptsafety

These are several mailing lists for people interested in various aspects of patient safety, and human factors in a medical setting. If you know of others please let us know in the comments below. 1. Clinical Human Factors Group (UK … Continue reading

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Patient Safety resources – current awareness / research scan updates #ptsafety

Both the Health Foundation (based in UK) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, based in the US) offer a hand-picked collection of resources relating to patient safety. Health Foundation – The Research Scan (patient safety) Patient safety … Continue reading

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