Design For Patient Safety

October 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

The Design for Patient Safety series looks at how better design can reduce risk, improve the working environment, and ensure better, patient-centred care.

The series is based on the belief that human beings make mistakes because the systems, tasks and processes they work within are poorly designed.

Effective design can deliver products, services, processes and environments that are intuitive, simple to understand, simple to use, convenient and comfortable. Consequently they are less likely to lead to errors.

There is a wealth of knowledge and methods from the design world that can be applied to improve healthcare products and processes, and the series seeks to explore some of these.

Resources

Clinical Pain Advisor May 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
Managing Head Injury May 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
NHS Information Service for Parents May 2018 Parents can now sign up to the new NHS Information Service for Parents to get regular emails, videos and texts, about...
Updated Guidance for the Management of Deaths Resulting From a Flu Pandemic May 2018 An updated guidance document proposes changes to the procedures for death and cremation certification that could be used in...
Revised Pandemic Influenza Strategy May 2018 The Government has published a revised UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy alongside the response to the...
Atlas of Variation to Drive Health Improvements May 2018 Why continue to publish, indeed? For the simple
reason that in healthcare, as in health, there is no
meaningful...
Designing and commissioning services May 2018 NHS RightCare is a national NHS England supported programme committed to delivering the best care to patients, making the...
inPractice® Oncology May 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
A Single Source For Patient Safety April 2018 HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a national 'one-stop' portal of resources for improving patient...
Children's transition to adult health services April 2018 The Care Quality Commission and SCOPE have published From the pond into the sea. Children’s transition to adult health...
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