How to offer safety-netting advice
Build safety-netting into the entire consultation; it should not be rushed at the end.
Use simple terms and avoid jargon and abbreviations (but include appropriate technical terms); tailor advice and address potential sources of anxiety (for instance being young or a first-time parent).
Consider grouping chunks of information to help the patient remember the advice.
Give people the opportunity to share their expectations and concerns, and address these in the safety-netting plan.
What advice to give: the safety-netting plan
The three strands of the strategic plan
PatientsVoices@RCoA aims to achieve its purpose and vision by focusing on our three strategic pillars:
1. Strengthening our voice
establish ourselves as the voice of patients for anaesthesia and perioperative care
improve our knowledge of healthcare services (especially anaesthesia and perioperative care) and the challenges members face so we can contribute authoritatively and effectively to
improve the breadth and depth of our influence by continuing to build a diverse
PRSB is hosting a live podcast which will feature a vibrant discussion on the importance of human connection and personalised approach in providing care. Attendees will hear from Sarah Woolf, Movement Psychotherapist, who will talk about her own experience of how personalised care helped her recover from her condition, not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Sarah had the chance to describe her story in an article for the BMJ.
The podcast will provide the opportunity for Q&A, and attendees will also be encouraged to share their own experiences and how they think pers
The report highlights that, based on analysis of NHS data, there has been a 30% increase in the number of patient safety incidents in surgery – instances that did or could have led to injury or death – since 2015. The analysis also shows that there were 407 ‘Never Events’ in the last year, with no reduction in the number of these incidents since 2015.
The report includes results from a survey of 1,500 people who have had surgery in the last five years, with more than three quarters (76%) of the patients surveyed reporting safety concerns during the surgery process. Of those who were worri
In this blog Helen discusses how Patient Safety Learning is working with Tim Edwards to raise awareness of the findings of his report, and its associated nine calls for action, to help improve pulmonary embolism outcomes.
Read the full blog on the National Voices website.
Independent review of pulmonary embolism fatalities in England & Wales – recent trends, excess deaths, their causes and risk management concerns (December 2022, Tim Edwards)
Jenny, and why we must learn from her misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolism misdiagnosis
I write this letter to raise people’s awareness of an imminent advert for a non-executive role at the new independent body, Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB), aiming to address harm in healthcare.
I urge people to think about and share this new role at HSSIB following my own very personal experience and experience from learning from others in trying to improve health service systems following patient harm events.
For the last 12 years I have played a role supporting four people, as a carer and advocate for frail older relatives and close friends, includ