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  1. This document gives insight from safety culture surveys of maternal and neonatal staff at 87 provider trusts across England, carried out as part of the maternal and neonatal health safety collaborative.

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  2. This national policy is a practice guide for NHS healthcare staff of all disciplines in all care settings. It covers responsibilities for organisations, staff and infection prevention and control teams. It also sets out how and when to decontaminate hands.

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

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  4. 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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  5. The VTE risk assessment data collection is used to inform a national quality requirement in the NHS Standard Contract for 2018/19, which sets a threshold rate of 95% of adult inpatients undergoing risk assessments each month.

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  6. Sets out the objectives for acute trusts and clinical commissioning groups to make continuous improvement in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) care.

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  7. A few published examples of how to reduce Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI) from hospitals in England.

  8. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis focused on Gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSI) and interventions specifically aimed at carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

  9. 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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  10. Studies and reviews looking at the role of environmental cleaning and decontamination in helping to prevent and control the spread of micro organisms.

  11. Useful tips on how to close the gap between theory and practice so there is sustained compliance across systems, with all professionals taking ownership and desired actions to prevent infections.

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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