Resources

We are currently bringing together the resources produced by the organisations and teams that form NHS Improvement. In the meantime, you can still access all of these on their legacy websites.

101 resources about Patient safety ×

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  1. Part of: Patient safety alerts

    Rolling data updated monthly, to show the number of patient safety incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in the last 12 months.

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  2. Pressure ulcers are an avoidable and costly harm. We are working to create a significant culture shift and eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers in acute, community and mental health provider settings.

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  3. The aim is to reduce non-elective admissions for surgical site infection and to improve surgical discharge.

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  4. Draft improvement resources to help standardise safe, sustainable and productive staffing decisions in neonatal care and children and young people's services.

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  5. Draft improvement resource to help standardise safe, sustainable and productive staffing decisions in urgent and emergency care.

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  6. This guide explains our role across the whole system to help the NHS in England to become the safest healthcare organisation in the world. It describes our statutory patient safety duties and what we are doing to lead and support patient safety improvement across the NHS.

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  7. Part of: Inspiring improvement across the NHS

    Resources to support delivery of the 'Reducing the impact of serious infections (antimicrobial resistance and sepsis)' CQUIN, parts 2c and 2d.

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  8. These resources highlight the difficulties in prescribing opioids to manage chronic pain and offer advice and guidance to all healthcare professionals who are responsible for administering them.

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  9. Part of: Improving quality and safety in healthcare

    Case studies on improving incident reporting culture, providing feedback to staff involved in incidents, sharing learning across the organisation and changing practice to prevent recurrence.

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  10. The Patient Safety Measurement Unit (PSMU) supports the delivery and success of our national patient safety improvement programmes, such as the Patient Safety Collaborative.

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  11. Review of the current Never Events policy and framework.

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  12. This is a Royal College of Physicians guide for supporting junior doctors when prescribing in hospitals built on published evidence and best practice.

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  13. Data based on incidents that occurred in England from 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017 and were submitted to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) by 31 May 2017.

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  14. Analysis of the patient safety incidents reported in England to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) up to June 2017.

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  15. An improvement resource to help health and social care economies reduce the number of Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSIs) with an initial focus on Escherichia coli (E.coli).

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