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  • How to share content

    the hub is a platform for everyone with a professional or personal interest in patient safety to share and learn from one another. We encourage you to share on the hub your stories, resources and experiences related to patient safety. What have you done or found that has, or can, make a difference to patient safety? It can be already be published content that you wish to highlight to other users or it could be your own original content that you would like to upload and share on the hub.

    Uploading content

    To share content you will need to be a member of the hub. Please register or sign in. 

    To submit content, click on the Share button at the top of your screen.

    To help hub users find your content, we have a list of content-type templates which the hub content fits into. Each template has a brief description of what it is and what should be included in it. If you can’t find the template you need, please contact us at content@PSLhub.org and we can advise.

    View the list of template types with a brief description of each here. Within each template there are instructions alongside each field to help you complete it.

    All posts are reviewed by Patient Safety Learning moderators before being published. See our Moderation of content page for more information. We also have a number of topic leaders who advise us on content suitability.

    For more tips on sharing content, watch our Using the hub: A practical guide video.


    What makes good content?

    All content on the hub should be patient-safety focused, credible and relevant, evidence-based, have a learning point and add value for users of the platform. The content should:

    • Be relevant to anyone with an interest in improving patient safety
    • Evidence-based: either through evidence of an experience, practical application, analysis of data, or measured success or failure. What did you do, how did you do it and what was the outcome? What action do you think is needed to improve patient safety and why?
    • Create a learning opportunity
    • Look at the systemic issues and solutions related to patient safety

    Content criteria

    When submitting content, consider the following:

    • Is the content relevant to patient safety and the hub audiences?
    • Is the topic directly related to health or social care, and has it a patient safety angle?
    • Is it relevant to the UK? Although we welcome content globally, it must be of interest to our primary audience in the UK; that is, learning that could be applied to health or social care in the UK; actions, tools, guidance that could be adapted and used in the UK.
    • If sourced from other industries, can the learning or actions be applied to patient safety?
    • Is the content up to date?
    • If existing content, when was it originally published? If more that 5 years old, is it a seminal work which is still valid, gives background and is part of the history of patient safety?
    • Has it been superseded by a more recent version? Has it been revised or updated?
    • If original content, when was it written or carried out? Is it still relevant or have guidelines and policies changed making the content no longer valid or stating incorrect claims?

    Rules for submitting content

    Content must meet the following criteria to be considered on the hub. Please read the hub’s Terms and conditions and Acceptable use policy before you submit.

    If the content is original (that is, never been published in the public domain), do you have permission to share it on the hub: from your organisation, from colleagues who have collaborated on the content with you, or from the patient or their family member?

    If you are re-using content published elsewhere, even if you are the original author, unless you are just linking to the original web page or document you will need permission to re-use. Check the Publisher’s copyright requirements.

    • If the content is time-bound, please insert the relevant date into the content title
    • To the best of your knowledge, is the content you are sharing valid and credible? Please provide facts or evidence to support your content.
    • Content must be of interest to the patient safety community
    • You must complete all template fields for the content to be considered
    • Do not include patient or staff confidential information unless you are the patient or staff member yourself and are happy to share your identity, otherwise you will need to obtain written consent
    • Other staff and colleagues should not be identifiable from the content unless you have their permission to include this detail
    • Content should be objective
    • No blaming of individuals, naming and shaming of organisations, or defamation
    • Do not submit abusive, inflammatory or aggressive content or use racist, sexist, homophobic or ageist language or any other language that is likely to offend
    • We ask that all content submitted to the hub is written in English
    • Content should not advertise products or services for profit unless explicitly agreed by Patient Safety Learning
    • No spam or trolling comments will be tolerated
    • When posting content do not impersonate someone else
    • Members are encouraged to share their profile so that users of the hub can see the source of the content posted, so that members can connect with like-minded people, and that members can follow your posts and content
    • If posting a link to content that already exists elsewhere (or attaching it), please check to make sure it is not already on the hub.

    Patient Safety Learning will have final decision on the publication of content on the hub and has the right to remove content at any time.