Free Resources 

Recommended as adjuncts to Patient Safety incident Investigation training


 

PATIENT SAFETY INCIDENT RESPONSE FRAMEWORK (PSIRF - 2020)

from NHS England and NHS Improvement

Introducing an updated approach to incident management which facilitates inquisitive examination of a wider range of patient safety incidents conducted in the spirit of 'systems learning' rather than as part of a 'framework of accountability'.
This approach supports a compassionate;  proportionate; systematic and proficient response to patient safety incidents, anchored in the principles of openness; fair accountability; learning; and continuous improvement.

Serious Incident Framework
(SIF - 2015)

from NHS England and NHS Improvement

Guidance for those in NHS organisations with responsibility for dealing with serious incidents, but who are not yet required to follow PSIRF guidance.

 

NHS TOOLS and TEMPLATES

for conducting PATIENT SAFETY INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS (PSII) and other Incident Responses

A one-stop repository for standardised tools and templates related to NHS patient safety incident investigation.

 

Patient Safety Incident Investigation STANDARDS

NHS England and NHS Improvement

The guiding principles for a local systems approach1 to patient safety investigations in NHS-funded care are: • strategic • preventative • collaborative • fair and just • expert/credible • people focused.

 
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LEARNING FROM ADVERSE EVENTS

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors

This white paper describes nine key principles designed to help organisations take a human factors perspective to investigating and learning from incidents or adverse events. It is designed for anyone in any industry or service who is:

  • responsible for managing significant risk

  • involved in investigating incidents

  • interested in organisational learning

The Essentials of Patient Safety

by Charles Vincent

This free resource makes the essentials of patient safety available to everyone. It is taken from the book Patient Safety (2nd edition, 2010).
The topics addressed include the evolution of patient safety; the research that underpins the area, understanding how things go wrong, and the practical action needed to reduce error and harm and, when harm does occur, to help those involved.

 

PATIENT SAFETY ALERTS

by NHS England and NHS Improvement

Alerts that require action to be taken by healthcare providers to reduce the risk of death or disability.

Patient Safety YouTube Channel

by NHS England and NHS Improvement

Patient Safety related Information and Education Videos.