University of Worcester Worcester Research and Publications

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

Full text not available from this repository.


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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:

The full-text of the published article can be accessed via the Official URL.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: harm-free care, primary care, incident reporting, nursing practice, patient safety
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Susan Fairlie
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 04:14
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:31

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Worcester Research and Publications is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.