Too often in healthcare, when effective solutions to prevent avoidable harm are found, there is a lack of means to share these more widely. This gap between learning and implementation means that while we may we know what improves patient safety, this information can often remain siloed in specific organisations and health care systems. This results in patients continuing to experience harm from problems that have already been addressed by others.
This article published in the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management describes how the charity Patient Safety Learning created the hub, a platform to encourage and support shared learning for patient safety. Designed by and for patient safety professionals, clinicians and patients, the hub offers a powerful combination of tools, resources, stories, ideas, case studies and good practice to anyone who wants to make care safer for patients.