The PSMU acts/operates as a central resource to collect and analyse data that is used to address the challenge of effectively measuring improvement. We will assess how we are making a difference and share our learnings and successes.
How will we measure patient safety improvement?
The PSMU will:
- measure improvement over time to show change and impact
- make measures easier to use and interpret
- work towards a balanced set of measurements, incorporating safety and quality
- include measurement of engagement and collaboration
- provide insight into the impact of our improvement programmes and helps identify opportunities and priorities for future improvement
What will we do with what we learn?
- assess the impact of the improvement programmes, reporting progress through analysis of national and regional data
- support key areas and topics of the improvement programmes to develop effective measurement plans and analyse and interpret their data
- work with regional PSCs to develop local skills in measurement for improvement and provide support through central data collection and analysis
- maintain and develop the existing five NHS Safety Thermometers
- contribute to the wider development of patient safety, trial new approaches and work with academic and other partners
If you have questions about what the PSMU does, or how it could help your work in patient safety improvement, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.