Work as imagined and work as done

This is a blog which is part of a series of blogs linked to my second book which can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Implementing-Patient-Safety-Addressing-Conditions/dp/0815376863 Work-as-done The things that happen frequently in the daily activities of every day clinical work is coined by those that study human factors as work-as-done.  In healthcare people adapt and adjust their actions […]

complex adaptive systems

This is a blog which is part of a series of blogs linked to my second book which can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Implementing-Patient-Safety-Addressing-Conditions/dp/0815376863 Complexity science has evolved in part from systems theory and aims to help us understand what constitutes the complex system (and complex adaptive system) and to identify the common characteristics.  Complexity science can […]

Three models of safety

This is part of the series of blogs which provide a synopsis of my second book which can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Implementing-Patient-Safety-Addressing-Conditions/dp/0815376863 In part 1 we explore the latest concepts and theories starting with the three models of safety. There is a recognition that strategies for managing safety in highly standardised and controlled environments such […]

Maternity safety

The Independent reports today on the issues of safety in maternity units citing the CQC’s chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Ted Baker, who told MPs on the Commons Health and Social Care Committee that he was concerned about the safety of mothers and babies in some maternity units which had persistent problems. “Those problems are […]