Build Safety Culture During Patient Safety Awareness Week


How’s your organization doing in keeping your patients safe? Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 13-19, 2022, so it’s a good time to ask this question and make an honest assessment of where you stand. What is Patient Safety Awareness Week?

Social care staff shortages putting patient safety at risk, say NHS bosses

Community Care

A social care staffing ‘crisis’ is putting patient safety at risk and undermining NHS efforts to clear backlogs and relieve record A&E pressures.


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Why don’t people receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments after self-harm?

The Social Care Elf

Amelia Talbot looks at a recent qualitative study of patient and carer perspectives, which explores the reasons why some patients do not receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments following self-harm.

A Successful High-Risk Birth: The Baiera Family’s Story


It is important to consider how to provide equitable resources for patients regardless of where they live and what resources they have so that everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve the best health outcomes. Industry Patient Experience Patient Safety Reducing Variation

Article Review: Nurse Onboarding Can Improve Critical Thinking, Knowledge, and Satisfaction


As leaders continue to focus on improving quality of care , improving the patient experience, and reducing readmissions, healthcare organizations find an even greater need for an effective onboarding process to ensure nurses are prepared to care for complex patient populations.

NHS is at breaking point and putting patients at high risk, bosses warn

The Guardian

The health service has hit “breaking point”, the leaders say, with record numbers of patients seeking care.

When Risks Collide: Maternal Mortality and Mental Health


Lora Sparkman, MHA, RN, BSN, Partner, Patient Safety and Quality at ReliasAlarmingly, the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. Lora Sparkman, MHA, RN, BSN, Partner, Patient Safety and Quality, Relias.

Police opens investigation into abuse at mental health hospital revealed by BBC

Community Care

Police have opened an investigation into abuse of patients at a mental health hospital uncovered by the BBC. Undercover reporter Alan Haslam, who spent three months at the centre, also found staff falsely recording that they had carried out required observations of patients.

How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Can Influence Healthcare


Healthcare organizations have a growing responsibility to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts not only for their employees, but also to better serve patients and their families. Also, hiring and retaining a workforce that is representative of the patient population served.

Be Prepared for Dobbs Decision Impact on Maternal Mortality


These cases could cause difficulties for both patients and providers as they navigate new legal realities brought by the Dobbs decision. As physicians, we are focused on protecting the health and lives of the patients for whom we provide care.

7 Strategies for Mitigating the Healthcare Staffing Crisis


Department of Health and Human Services emphasized monitoring staffing availability and needs frequently based on census and acuity, clinician-to-patient ratios, coverage within units, and staff on call. Healthcare organizations across the U.S.

Adult care bereft of cash for current pressures and long-term reforms, warn MPs

Community Care

Social care staff shortages putting patient safety at risk, say NHS bosses. Adult social care is bereft of funding to tackle current pressures and longer-term reforms, MPs warn today.

Values-based practice - Using the book, He Died Waiting, as a learning tool

Learning Social Worker

For example, they could be used with patient/service-user participation representatives and/or carers to explore their experiences and what values-based behaviours they would like to see from professionals. How can you ‘speak loudly’ for the patients/service-users you work with? ·

Telehealth is Gaining Traction, but do Mental Health Providers Like It?

Society of Clinical Psychology

Similar to Skype or Facetime, TMH-V allows providers to deliver psychotherapy, medication management, or assessment to clinics without on-site mental health services or directly to patients’ homes. If providers do not support the use of TMH-V, patients will be unable to access TMH-V care.