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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.

    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.

    Examples of content you could share on the hub:

    • Tools you have created to help improve patient safety.
    • Personal experiences and reflections relating to patient safety.
    • Links to existing patient safety resources.
    • Opinion pieces and blogs.
    • Examples and case studies highlighting good practice.
    • Quality improvement projects.

    Uploading content

    To submit content, click on the Share button at the top of your screen and follow the steps to select the template and details appropriate for your content.

    share-icon.png.25be0d88d767879b1271c52c5afb492b.png Share

    Don’t worry if you are unsure whether you have selected the correct details, all content is reviewed by the Patient Safety Learning Team prior to publication. See our Moderation of content page for more information

    If you have any questions you can contact us at content@PSLhub.org

    For more tips on sharing content, you can watch our welcome video: Using the hub: A practical guide. Go to 10:07 for the section on how to share your own blogs, tools and resources, or watch the video in full to hear more about all of the benefits of becoming a member. 


    What makes good content?

    All content on the hub should be patient-safety focused and add value for users of the platform. The content should:

    • be relevant to anyone with an interest in improving patient safety
    • be evidence-based – through a lived experience, practical application, analysis of data, or measured success or failure.
    • create a learning opportunity
    • look at the systemic issues and solutions related to patient safety.

    Content considerations

    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 than 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?

    Everything you need to know when writing a blog

    Download the guidelines below or view them here to help you writing a blog for the hub:

    Writing a blog for the hub_ Everything you need to know.pdf

    Rules for submitting content

    Please read the hub’s Terms and conditions and Acceptable use policy before you submit.

    Content must meet the following criteria to be considered on the hub:

    • 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.
    • ChatGPT and other AI tools are gaining popularity. The programme automatically creates text based on written prompts. Whilst text generated by AI, machine learning or similar algorithmic tools can be useful in collating information and research for an article or blog, it cannot replace an author. Therefore, whilst the tool and others like it can be used in the preparation of content for the hub, full details on its use must be disclosed when submitting content to the hub and it cannot be listed as an author. All content produced by the tool must be verified by the author, facts checked and full references included to back up the data.
    • Content must be of interest to the patient safety community.
    • We do not publish original research papers as we don't have the capacity to peer review the papers. We can link to a research paper if published elsewhere and are happy to publish an accompanying blog if there is a clear link to patient safety.
    • 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.
    •  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 original (that is, never been published in the public domain), you must have gained appropriate consent/permission to share it on the hub (e.g. from your organisation, colleagues who have collaborated on the content with you, the patient or their family member).

    Anonymous posting

    Patient Safety Learning very much supports openness and transparency. We believe that every voice is important, whether it's a patient, carer, clinician, researcher, student or patient safety professional, and we invite open discussions on the hub. Members are encouraged to share their profile so that users of the hub can see the source of the content posted. However, we recognise the toxic organisational culture staff may work in and the fear of repercussions if they speak up. We also know how difficult it is for patients to share their experiences without fear that this could be detrimental to themselves and future treatment. For these reasons, we continue to allow hub members to post anonymously in Learn if they wish to.

    Although members can post anonymously to the hub, we monitor all content and retain the right and ability to view and assess who the original poster of the content is, regardless of its public view settings. This allows us to assess the facts and statements made and follow up with the member if we have any concerns about the content.

    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.


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