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Improving safety in care homes

A new report from the AHSN Network is shining a light on ways we can do more to improve safety for residents of care homes.

The publication showcases over 30 examples of projects delivered by England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) which host them. They include case studies in medicines safety, dementia, monitoring and screening, and workforce development.

AHSN Network Patient Safety Director Dr Cheryl Crocker, said:

“Many residents have complex healthcare needs, reflecting multiple long-term conditions, significant disability and advanced frailty. All these factors make caring for residents an incredibly difficult job for care homes and their staff.

“Given this operating landscape, there are some fantastic examples of care, safety and quality improvement in care homes. The aim of this summary is to share good practice supported by the AHSN Network, and we are actively encouraging readers to get in touch with those who have shared their work for this report and discuss how we can have even greater impact on patient safety and improvement in care homes.”

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