Source: Department of Health
Link to the document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/berwick-review-into-patient-safety
Update published 6th August 2014 “One year on – reflections from the Berwick advisory group”
Publication format: Website, with further PDFs available
Date of publication: 6 August 2013
Summary of driver:
Don Berwick (founder and former President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement) led an Advisory Group carrying out a review of patient safety, following the breakdown of care at Mid Staffordshire hospitals.
The report identifies changes that could help the English NHS become even more effective, safe, and patient-centered.
The recommendations of the report are grouped into nine categories.
I) The overarching goal
III) Patient and Public Involvement
V) Training and Capacity Building
VI) Measurement and Transparency
IX) Moving Forwards
Key features of driver:
The report envisions the NHS in England moving forward as a learning organisation. As a result, the overarching principles of the report are that the NHS should be committed to:
- Placing the quality of patient care, especially patient safety, above all other aims.
- Engaging, empowering, and hearing patients and carers throughout the entire system and at all times.
- Fostering whole-heartedly the growth and development of all staff, including their ability and support to improve the processes in which they work.
- Embracing transparency unequivocally and everywhere, in the service of accountability, trust, and the growth of knowledge
The report includes the following Appendices:
- A note on the methodology
- Letter to Senior Government Officials and Senior Executives in the Health Service
- Letter to the people of England
- Letter to the clinicians, managers, and all staff of the NHS
- A list of Advisory Group Members
Primary audience: Government and NHS England Leaders, NHS Organisation Leaders and Boards and System Regulators
Impact on library policy/practice: To support NHS workers and expand their skills with a commitment to lifelong learning
Date last updated: August 2014
Due for review: December 2015
Group member responsible: LA