What does this mean for libraries? LKS can support evidence based practice and the development of innovative ideas by providing access to the literature. There may also be opportunities for LKS to be involved in sharing lessons learnt and best practice within their local organisations as part of the knowledge management agenda.
Source: Department of Health
Date of publication: October 2016
Summary of driver: This action plan was announced by the Health Secretary with a view to dramatically improving the safety of maternity care in the NHS. Resources and funding will help trusts to improve maternity safety, including an £8 million fund for maternity safety training. Lessons will be learnt and shared openly and transparently across the NHS. There will also be consultation on changing the litigation culture.
The plan also includes a £250,000 innovation fund, maternity ratings for all CCGs, a national Maternal and Neonatal Health Quality Improvement Programme to exchange ideas and best practice and launch of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.