Category: Safe Care Collaborative

Momentum – why it matters in improvement and how we can build it.

By Dominique Bird, Deputy Director and Head of Quality Improvement, Improvement Cymru In the journey of healthcare improvement there is one essential ingredient that often determines our success – momentum.  It’s the driving force that propels us forward, enabling us to overcome obstacles and reach our goals. It’s the energy

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How can good teamwork and communication help to deliver safe, reliable and effective care?

By Frank Federico, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Frank Federico is a senior patient safety expert and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) faculty. He is a pharmacist by training and has co-chaired several IHI collaboratives. Healthcare is complex and complicated. There are multiple people involved in delivering care, no matter the

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Engaging patients for patient safety – It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.

By Martine Price, Nurse Lead, Improvement Cymru “This patient is non-compliant.” Some time ago, I was part of a pressure ulcer improvement collaborative across many of the wards in the hospital I was working in and this term ‘non-compliant’ kept coming up.  Jane was a lady who had been in

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