In this presentation, Jonathan Riddell Bamber looks at a new proposed framework to help answer the question 'how safe is care today?'
The framework is from a report by Charles Vincent, Susan Burnett and Jane Carthey of Imperial College London, commissioned by the Health Foundation.
The framework highlights five dimensions which the authors believe should be included in any safety and monitoring approach in order to give a comprehensive and rounded picture of an organisation’s safety.
The Health Foundation is exploring how to develop and adapt the framework discussed in this presentation.we are seeking the thoughts and insights of a wide range of stakeholders – including those with a specialist role in patient safety, those involved in direct care delivery, patients and carers and the public in general.
If you would like to share your thoughts, please complete our response form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/safetymeasurement or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 July 2013.
The form includes the following questions:
Does the framework in this report reflect your experience of healthcare?
Are there other dimensions of safety and how would this framework relate to them?
Would using this framework make it easier for you to know whether care is safe?
Please tell us how you could use this framework.
What do you think needs to be done to help you use the framework in practice?
How could the intelligence from the framework be used to improve care?
We will share what we learn widely to help those involved in patient safety work. We will also use the responses to help develop our thinking about how to improve patient safety.