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NHS Safety Thermometer Report: Patient Harms and Harm Free Care, November 2014–November 2015.

Health and Social Care Information Centre; HSCIC.

The NHS Safety Thermometer is a tool developed by the National Health Service to facilitate staff participation in measuring patient harm in various care environments. This report explores the data collected on four types of health care–acquired conditions (pressure ulcers, falls, catheter–associated urinary tract infections, and venous thromboembolisms) in NHS patients over a 1-year period.