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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. Part of: Patient safety alerts

    Monthly data on trusts that have not signed off patient safety alerts.

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  3. 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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  4. In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched its third Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Medication Without Harm’, which aims to reduce the global burden of severe and avoidable medication-related harm by 50% over five years.

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  5. The NHS in England is one of the only healthcare systems in the world that is this open and transparent about patient safety incident reporting, particularly around Never Events. We are clear that we need to openly tackle these issues, not ignore them.

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  6. The National Patient Safety Alerting Committee (NaPSAC) is working to align all bodies and teams that issue national alerts, and make sure that a future system of National Patient Safety Alerts set out clear and effective actions that providers must take on safety-critical issues

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  7. Part of: Inspiring improvement across the NHS

    Resources to reduce the instances of falls in hospitals.

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  8. NHS providers have developed their own Local Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs).

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  9. The VTE risk assessment data collection is used to inform a national quality requirement in the NHS Standard Contract for 2017/18, which sets a threshold rate of 95% of adult inpatients undergoing risk assessments each month.

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  10. The national patient safety collaboratives (PSC) is the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS, supporting and encouraging a culture of safety, continuous learning and improvement, across the health and care system.

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  11. A case study describing action by Yorkshire and Humber patient safety collaborative (PSC) to set up safety huddles.

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  12. A case study describing action by Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) through the patient safety collaborative (PSC) to develop a suspicion of sepsis insights dashboard.

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  13. A case study describing actions by West of England patient safety collaborative (PSC) to standardise use of National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across all acute trusts in the West of England.

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  14. A case study describing actions by the West of England AHSN in collaboration with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to help reduce cerebral palsy in preterm babies.

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  15. A case study describing the actions taken to increase use of a patient safety checklist in emergency departments (ED).

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