Learning from adverse events through reporting and review: A national framework for NHS Scotland – Healthcare Improvement Scotland – September 2013

Posted on October 4, 2013. Filed under: Patient Safety | Tags: |

Learning from adverse events through reporting and review: A national framework for NHS Scotland – Healthcare Improvement Scotland – September 2013

“This framework outlines consistent definitions and a standardised approach to adverse event management across NHSScotland that will maximise the opportunities for NHS boards to share and actively learn from each other in order to put improvements into practice.

The national framework is built on the views of patients, clinicians, NHS boards and others involved in delivering high quality healthcare, and will help to develop a positive safety culture that:
promotes avoidance, prevention and reduction of risks,
where everyone is valued and treated with dignity and respect, and
that encourages reporting of adverse events, in order that we can learn from these events and make improvements.

The framework will be revised when the review of NHS boards is complete, adding any subsequent learning from the reviews.”

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