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14 September 2021 Shared Insights: Implementing the Ockenden Immediate and Essential Actions for safe maternal and newborn care

In this Shared Insights session we provided an overview of the implementation of the Ockenden Immediate and Essential actions.

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19 March 2021 Integration and innovation - improving standards for investigations into safety incidents

This article looks at the proposal to establish a new independent body, the Health Service Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) to investigate incidents which have or may have implications for patient safety.

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9 March 2021 Shared Insights: Key themes arising from obstetric claims and inquests

This shared insight looks at the NHS Early Notification team and helping Trusts with cases where babies have died following birth or where mothers have sustained severe injuries during childbirth, speaking of the consequences of these claims and the current focus on safety in maternity services.

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Giving evidence remotely at a Coroner’s inquest – guidance for clinical witnesses

The aim of this film is to help clinical witnesses to prepare for giving evidence remotely and to illustrate how best a witness can help the Coroner and the family during a remote inquest hearing.

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1 December 2020 Shared Insights: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on consent

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015], the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, patients who lack capacity to make a particular decision and data on consent claims.

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22 September 2020 Shared Insights: Learning from claims - effective triangulation of data

Focused on effective triangulation of data and learning from claims.

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22 July 2020 Consent in the Covid-19 world and beyond

Following the suspension of all non-urgent elective surgery to help free up general and acute care capacity in the wake of the pandemic, services are now starting to resume.

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Safer consenting in the Covid-19 world and beyond

The role of digital tools and how they can be used to help inform and educate patients about their medical condition and treatment options, saving valuable time.

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16 September 2019 International Patient Safety Day – achieving a safety culture in the NHS

The fact that the focus of this year’s International Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019 is ‘Safety culture at all levels’ illustrates the vital role culture has to play in the provision of safer care across all healthcare settings.

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29 January 2019 Maternity matters - the ongoing journey to achieve safer care

2019 is set to be another significant year for NHS Trusts seeking to make improvements in maternity care and help realise the national maternity ambition to reduce by half the number of stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 2025.

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