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NHS England Patient Safety Domain, National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures Group. London, UK: National Health Service; 2015.
Patients face risks when undergoing invasive procedures. This report provides recommendations developed by multidisciplinary consensus and outlines how organizations can implement the standards to improve safety of invasive procedures.
London, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; June 24, 2014.
This investigation outlines how inadequate care contributed to the death of a child who developed sepsis while receiving treatment for the flu. Describing failures associated with telephone triage and out-of-hours service in the course of his care, the report recommends organization-wide efforts to improve safety, including providing guidelines for staff and support or families.
NHS England Never Events Taskforce. London, UK: NHS England; February 27, 2014.
Examining risks in surgical care such as deviation in practice, this report outlines strategies to improve outcomes, including better adoption of care standards, determining organizational safety policies, and multidisciplinary training initiatives.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
London, UK: National Patient Safety Agency; June 2009.
This fact sheet provides seven key questions that could indicate problems in an organization's quality of care.
Healthcare Quality Directorate, Department of Health. London, England: Crown Publishing; February 16, 2007.
This report discusses the impact that automated technologies, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and barcoding, could have on health care in the United Kingdom and provides a plan to support their adoption in the National Health Service.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
National Patient Safety Agency. London, England: NHS; 2005.
This resource pack contains tools (eg, presentation templates, case studies of error, and cartoons) that can be used to increase awareness of patient safety and the importance of incident reporting by health care providers.
Web Resource > Government Resource
National Patient Safety Agency.
This Web site provides the United Kingdom's set of disclosure guidelines for communicating with patients and families regarding unintentional harm and includes links to associated tools and information.