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Patient safety

The latest patient safety related news

Highlighting learning from practitioners and research from human factors in health care.

Follow this theme to discover what patient safety means as a practice. We share learning from practitioners, and researchers and findings from the developing field of human factors in health care.

Patient safety

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Learning Health Systems

This resource aims to help health system executives better understand what it takes to create a learning health system

A learning health system (LHS) combines internal data and experience with external evidence to make care higher quality, safer, more efficient care for patients. The key traits of LHS’ are detailed in a series of four real-world case studies and other resources.

Australian Health Review

Review of medication errors that are new or likely to occur more frequently with electronic medication management systems

Technologies are often applied to address issues, but can also contribute to existing issues and raise new ones. This paper reports on a study that sought s to identify and quantify medication errors reportedly related to electronic medication management systems (eMMS) and those considered likely to occur more frequently with eMMS.

Care Quality Commission

Medicine in health and adult social care: learning from risks and sharing good practice for better outcomes

This report describes lessons for better medicines optimisation across health and social care providers and the positive impact of involving pharmacy professionals in health and social care settings.

Digital Health Age

NHS Trust implements platform in bid to improve safety and efficiency

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust will implement a health technology platform in a bid to improve patient safety and clinical efficiency for its hospitals and its local healthcare system partners. The Trust, which serves a population of half a million people over three hospitals, has announced a five-year partnership with Alcidion, the parent company of health technology provider Patientrack.

General Medical Council

Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide

This independent review was commissioned following the death of Jack Adcock and the prosecution and conviction of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba for gross negligence manslaughter. This report is about how to achieve the aim of a just and fair culture in medicine and the need to learn, not blame, when things go wrong, for the benefit of both patients and the doctors who care for them.

ITV News

Independent investigation into 'patient safety incidents' at Liverpool Community Health Trust

An independent investigation will examine "historic patient safety incidents" at a failed NHS trust amid concerns that around 150 deaths were not properly investigated. A report in 2018 identified "widespread failings" at the "dysfunctional" Liverpool Community Health. LCH was formed in 2010 and ran services for about 750,000 people on Merseyside until 2018.

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