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Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care

Fairlie, Susan (2015) Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care. Nursing Times, 111 (25). pp. 20-22. ISSN 0954-7762

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A national drive to improve patient safety is extending to all healthcare settings, including primary care. General practice does not have the same infrastructure to support governance and safety arrangements as large acute trusts, and there has not been the same level of national learning. However, a new system of professional regulation requires nurses in all settings to show how they promote a safety culture. This article shows how joining the Sign up to Safety campaign allows primary care organisations and individuals to access a network of support and shared learning to make improvements in their places of work. Better reporting of patient safety incidents using a new national e-form will also help to develop and spread best practice.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: harm-free care, primary care, incident reporting, nursing practice, patient safety
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Divisions (2019 onwards) > College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Susan Fairlie
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 04:14
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 12:45

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