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Safety in health and social care

Indicator update 17/09/2020Jenny Davies

In our latest update we look at trends in the safety of health and social care.

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How data can shape a safer NHS

Blog post 02/07/2019Sarah Scobie

With the Patient Safety Strategy published today arguing that new technologies have the potential to transform improvements in keeping patients from harm, Sarah Scobie takes a closer look at what the possibilities are.

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In safe hands? The need to know more about safety in health care

Blog post 07/12/2018Sarah Scobie

Ensuring care is safe and harm-free remains high on the policy agenda, and rightly so. But are we measuring and monitoring safety appropriately, and what steps could be taken to improve it in the long run? Sarah Scobie argues for a shift in our understanding.

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Why should we compare internationally? The more dimensions the better

Blog post 03/07/2015Lucia Kossarova

Looking at healthcare quality from an international perspective over time offers us a 3D picture of performance.

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Is care becoming safer?

Blog post 27/08/2014Ben Gershlick

The proportion of patients being harmed has fallen and this is cause for celebration, but we need a range of robust measures to keep rates of harm low.

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