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Innovating for Patient Safety in Medicine

Innovating for Patient Safety in Medicine

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July 2012 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
This book helps the next generation of doctors understand how to contribute to making healthcare safer. Patient safety is increasingly important in medical practice today and is becoming a core part of training for medical students and foundation doctors. This book will enable the student or junior doctor to challenge and innovate in practice to improve patient safety and care. It takes a practical approach and explores what patient safety is, why it is important, how to involve patients, the role of education, technology and resources, how to be an innovative practitioner and measuring the impact of patient safety initiatives.

Key Features:
  • Practical guidance on a subject of central importance within medical practice today;
  • Case studies from junior doctors shows the relevance to clinical practice;
  • Activities help build decision-making skills and are useful for teaching;
  • Links to relevant outcomes of GMC's Tomorrow's Doctors and course requirements.
Reema Sirriyeh, Serwaa McClean and Victoria Robins
Introducing Patient Safety: Theory, Policy and Practice
Naomi Quinton, Zoe Thompson, Anna Winterbottom and Vikram Jha
Enhancing Your Learning for Patient Safety
Jane Ward, Sally Giles, Susan Hrisos, Penny Rhodes, Ikhlaq Din and Peter Walsh
Involving Patients in Their Own Safety
Peter Gardner
Human Factors Engineering and Patient Safety
Angela Grange, Valerie Rhodes and Ann Starkey
How to Be a Creative and Innovative Practitioner
Beverley Slater and John Bibby
How to Innovate in Multiprofessional Teams
Rebecca Lawton and Gerry Armitage
How Safe Are You? Measurement for Patient Safety

This is a good book, presenting the reader with some thought provoking case studies using real life patient incidents.

Mrs Kate Harrison
Education Centre 1, Lancashire Teaching Hospital
August 14, 2015

An informative textbook in an easy to read format with great student activities. Chapter 5 on creative and innovative practice is a fantastic resource for all staff keen to motivate colleagues.

Mrs Anne McCarthy
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
March 28, 2013

Very practical read for students.

Professor Maria Cordina
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Malta
February 13, 2013

This is an excellent resource to have in ones collection. Although it is specifically aimed at medical staff, it can easily be adapted to apply to other healthcare specialities

There were some shortfalls however as the book failed to make clear the amount of unnecessary harm that is done to patients in our healthcare systems. This is an important factor, although it was implied in the section on Human Factors and medical error

All together this is an interesting and useful book and one that i would recommend to my students

Mr Nick White
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
January 25, 2013


Mrs Sandra Moran
School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
December 20, 2012

sound basic for any professional group

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
November 28, 2012

Well written interesting book. will recommend that to my students

Miss Anna Partanen
Nursing , Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia
September 6, 2012

I liked the way the book can help doctors see how they can contribute to making patient safety a priority. It encourages the reader to challenge practice. It's practical in its approach.

Angela Rowlands
Centre for Medical Education, Queen Mary, University of London
September 3, 2012

I thought this book was useful although it did not, for me, make clear just how much unnecessary harm is done to patients in current healthcare systems. Progress has been made in the last 12 years, in the field of patient safety, but there is a long way to go. Western health care systems are a long way from being as safe as they could and should be.
In a way the book is too broad in scope, but that also gives the reader a lot of options in terms of different ways through which to address patient safety challenges.

Frank Milligan
Nursing, Bedfordshire University
August 30, 2012

Rebecca Lawton

Rebecca Lawton is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds. In 2009, she took up a secondment at Bradford Institute of Health Research where she leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, innovation managers and administrative staff to deliver on research, evaluation and innovation/implementation projects on patient safety. Rebecca is a member of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. More About Author

Gerry Armitage

Gerry Armitage is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health, University of Bradford. His background is nursing and health professional education. Following a Department of Health Research Fellowship, he took up a secondment at the Bradford Institute of health Research as a Senior Fellow. He works with Rebecca Lawton (co-editor) in the patient safety research team. Gerry is a member of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. More About Author

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