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

Information service for parents: evaluation report October 2018 The NHS ISP was launched in May 2012 to provide trusted, high-quality information to new and expectant parents.

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New Hospital2Home discharge pack to support care of older people October 2018 The Hospital 2 Home resource pack, designed to support older patients returning from hospital, has been...
MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records October 2018 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
RCGP TARGETs antibiotics prescribing October 2018 The RCGP has launched a toolkit containing new guidance for GPs and their patients on the appropriate prescription of...
Tackling obesity October 2018 A report on a Public Health England survey of 136 local authorities and directors of public health on their obesity...
Mental health: priorities for change October 2018 The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a...
Suicide prevention report October 2018 The Department of Health has issued the first annual report on the suicide prevention strategy for England. The annual...
Guidance: Know What To Do About Flu September 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released...
National Hip Fracture Database September 2018 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Allergy Action Plans for Children September 2018 New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of...
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