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.

116 resources relating to Patient safety ×

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Part of: Patient safety alerts

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

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

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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Matthew’s story provides a compelling case for improving ambulance handover times, and for changing the behaviours and cultures that contribute to unnecessary waits for patients.

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  11. 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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  12. Helping providers to learn from deaths that occur in their care.

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  13. 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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  14. The number and proportion of admitted adult patients in England who have been risk assessed for VTE.

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  15. The number and proportion of admitted adult patients in England who have been risk assessed for VTE in 2017/18.

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