Snapshot: Patient safety: Transforming organisational approaches to deliver safer patient care – The Health Foundation – May 2012

Posted on June 5, 2012. Filed under: Patient Safety | Tags: |

Snapshot: Patient safety: Transforming organisational approaches to deliver safer patient care – The Health Foundation – May 2012

“This Snapshot looks at the fundamental priorities for clinicians, managers, boards and policy makers to improve patient safety.

At the Health Foundation, we are committed to maintaining our focus on improving patient safety; in fact we are placing more emphasis on it than ever before. We believe that safety needs to remain at the forefront of the mind of all leaders, healthcare workers and policy leads – particularly in the current economic climate. Everyone needs to focus on finding new ways to recognise and prevent unsafe care and make improvements at all levels of the healthcare system.

To help make this happen, we are:

working to identify the problems, raise awareness and build the evidence base
bringing people together
listening to staff, patients and leaders
supporting the development of new solutions and interventions
encouraging the deployment of systems approaches to improving safety
working to understand safety culture and how to influence it
encouraging leadership for safety.

We have learned a lot and have been able to make significant improvements. However, we also know that there are areas where more work is needed.

We have identified some vital future challenges and priorities that need to be addressed across health services to improve safety:”

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