Guidance documents and templates
Patient Safety Incident Response Framework
Engaging and involving patients, families and staff following a patient safety incident
Guide to responding proportionally to patient safety incidents
Oversight roles and responsibilities specification
Patient safety incident response standards
PSIRF Preparation guide
PSIRF policy and plan templates
Patient safety learning response toolkit
The PSIRF is a contractual requirement under the NHS Standard Contract and as such is mandatory for services provided un
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Four action areas for sustainable health futures
The governance of digital technologies in health and health care must be driven by public purpose, not private profit. Its primary goals should be to address the power asymmetries reinforced by digital transformations, increase public trust in the digital health ecosystem, and ensure that the opportunities offered by digital technologies and data are harnessed in support of the missions of public health and UHC. To achieve these goals, the Lancet and Financial Times Commission propose four action areas that it consider game-changers for shap
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies, such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures, and cost savings.
The programme was first conceived and developed by Professor Tim Briggs to review elective orthopaedic surgery to address a range of observed and undesirab
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Midwifery students perceive that being bullied in front of women or implicating them in the act adversely impacts their childbearing experiences.
Some types of poor behaviour placed the safety of mothers and babies at risk.
Students feel that the involvement of women, particularly COCE women, in the ‘drama’ of birth suite bullying fractures existing clinical relationships.
Students believe that women lose confidence in both the midwifes’ and their ability to provide safe effective midwifery care and are left feeling awkward and uncomfortable, detracting
1 Neonatal herpes: Why healthcare staff with cold sores should not be working with new babies
In this blog, Sarah de Malplaquet, Chief Executive and Founder of the Kit Tarka Foundation, draws on her own devastating experience of her son dying to illustrate why healthcare staff with cold sores must stay away from new babies. Sarah highlights the lack of awareness of the dangers and calls for a widespread review of policy in order to prevent future deaths.
2 Midwifery Continuity of Care: What does good look like?
In this video presentation, Trixie McAree, National Midwifery Lead f
I’ve been a hospital doctor for 10 years, but in February 2020 I switched to GP training. As part of that I’ve spent the last 18 months in hospital rotating around different specialities. In December 2020 I rotated onto a Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME) ward, populated with very vulnerable patients.
The ward has five single side rooms, and six bays. There are mainly DME patients in the bays, but the side rooms are used by patients who need isolating for a variety of reasons. Originally built in 2005 as an ‘isolation ward’, it still retains that name. Throughout December and J
PPE guidance continues to put staff and patients at risk, by Dr David Tomlinson
Raising concerns about PPE and ventilation as a Junior Doctor, a blog by Lindsay Fraser-Moodie
How will NHS staff with Long Covid be supported?
New FFP3 respirators may cut infection risk
Hospital-acquired infection caused one-in-five covid deaths at several trusts
The following points have been taken from the letter. Please read the letter in its entirety for the full detail around each point. Measures taken to alleviate pressure on maternity services that the RCM is supporting: 1. Ensuring all newly qualified midwives are employed. 2. Facilitating the introduction of newly qualified midwives into the workplace. 3. Supporting effective preceptorship. 4. Flexible working. 5. Utilising MSWs to the full extent of their capabilities. 6. Postponement or temporary suspension of Midwifery Continuity of Care schemes. 7. Moratorium on recruitment of senio