All posts tagged: Patient Safety

Behavioural (*nudge*) insights – part 3

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One of the sessions I attended was titled ‘You are the doctor’ this was a session on patient safety and I was more than intrigued to see what the behavioural insights world had to add to the work that we all do on patient safety.  Would I find any additional insights, would I find a new way of looking at patient safety? The session was led by one of the behavioural insights team (BIT) Michael […]

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 […]

The Berwick Factor

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I was really struck by the wonderful response to the Berwick report by Jo Bibby and her personal reflections (1) and how much I agreed with her.   Like many I have my own story of meeting Don Berwick.  At conferences Don is usually deep in conversation with a group of people intently hanging on his every word, stopping every now and then to greet someone with a warm smile and words of encouragement.  I […]