Month: October 2014

Organising for impact

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Organising for impact via Sign up to Safety Campaigning, change programmes and safety interventions require organisation and organisers to create highly energised, but focused actions with specific goals and deadlines. Sign up to Safety will use the snowflake model. This model shares leadership across the system and does not rely on authority or power, instead it is a web (or snowflake) of interdependent organisers and leaders who support others in becoming leaders (Ref: M Ganz). […]

Designing a patient safety campaign

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We have a name – Sign up to Safety We have a website – http://www.england.nhs.uk/signuptosafety/about/ So where do you start.  What are the design principles for a national patient safety campaign?  With a clear goal of reducing harm and saving lives, each of these will be relevant: Create the right culture Ensure we represent the patient voice Simplicity and focus on doing a few things well Creating local ownership and accountability Learn from and build on the past Ensure […]

A unified english patient safety ‘programme’

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The NHS in England is a unified system with the ability to make systematic change on a national scale. However, it is also made up of a number of autonomous bodies in relation to patient safety, including national ones, with various responsibilities for provision, commissioning, assurance, leadership, regulation and supervision.  Following on from the outstanding Berwick Report into patient safety a number of patient safety initiatives have sprouted to support the commitment to making our care the safest in […]

Joyful

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A friend asked me to sum up my new job on one word.  I said Joyful.  So I thought I would share some of that joy by doing a series of blogs to share what we are learning and how things are progressing from a single idea to a national campaign for England, Sign up to Safety; [http://www.england.nhs.uk/signuptosafety/about/] and then I will share over the course of the campaign the highs and lows and anything in between.   First […]