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Found 36 results
  1. Content Article
    This short video includes: An introduction to the clinical safety team at NHS Digital What the clinical safety team do What the are challenges to the clinical safety team Contact details
  2. Content Article
    This resource is a key output from an NIHR-funded research project called INQUIRE: improving NHS quality using internet ratings and experiences. It turns the research findings and key lessons into a practical output. It is designed to help healthcare staff interpret and respond appropriately to online feedback and use it to improve healthcare delivery.
  3. Community Post
    Most healthcare professionals are familiar with Datix incident reporting software. But how and why has Datix become associated with fear and blame? Datix’s former chief executive and now chairman of Patient Safety Learning, Jonathan Hazan, has written a blog for the hub looking at why this has come about and what needs to be done to improve incident reporting. Do you have any ideas on how we can improve incident reporting? We'd love to hear from you. Reply to this topic below.
  4. Content Article
    Paper observation charts are now a thing of the past where I work. Gone are the days of charting your patients’ blood pressure and pulse in the tiniest of boxes. So small you could barely see the date and time of day at the top. Often, the chart looked as if it had been filled in by a spider with inky feet, sometimes it was sticky from medication that had been spilt on it (or sometimes worse). It would be passed from one clinician to another, a little ragged round the edges. Nurses had to remember when to do the next set of observations according to the National Early Warning Score (NEWS). As
  5. Content Article
    The Drugs.com UK database contains drug information on over 1,500 medications distributed within the United Kingdom.
  6. Content Article
    In an interview for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Executive Director and patient safety expert Frank Federico describes the keys to success for using health technology safely. He discusses some common safety risks such as clinical alarm safety (now a Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal), poor training and support systems for new users of technology, and workarounds.
  7. Content Article
    What will I learn? Freedom of information advice Data breaches General information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  8. Content Article
    This guidance document replaces the previous MHRA guidance 'Medical device standalone software, including apps'. The guidance uses flowchart examples to show which standalone software and apps meet the definition of a medical device, an in vitro diagnostic device or active implantable medical device and therefore require to be CE marked, and those which do not. This guidance is to be used in addition to MEDDEV 2.1/6 and is the UK’s interpretation of the guidance.
  9. Content Article
    In this document you will find: An evaluation from wave 1 Current NHS Test beds Information governance learning handbook A short video on NHS Test Beds programme - initial impact and next steps
  10. Content Article
    This article includes: a comprehensive search of standards. aims to improve the quality of health apps, and is a critical ’stepping stone’ to producing actionable guidelines for developers and adopters.