The NPSA uses research and evidence to underpin its ongoing work and advice given. It has links with different research centres and runs an Annual Patient Safety Research Workshop to share ideas on the patient safety research agenda.
Patient Safety Research Workshop 2008
On 13th November 2008, the NPSA held its second annual UK Patient Safety Research Workshop: Patient Safety Research into Practice.
The workshop was attended by researchers, NHS staff and organisations with an interest in patient safety. It was chaired by Martin Fletcher, Chief Executive of the NPSA. Research centres had been invited to bring colleagues at varying levels to listen and participate in discussions.
Below are the presentations from some of the speakers:
Global directions for patient safety research– Itziar Larizgoitia, World Alliance for Patient Safety.
How can we better understand local organisations?
Dimensions of safety culture in primary care - Aneez Esmail, University of Manchester.
How can we measure and value patient safety?
Assessment of frontline safety skills - Nick Sevdalis, Imperial College Patient Safety and Service Quality Centre.
Issues in applying health economics to patient safety - Martin Hensher, Department of Health.
How do we learn from reporting?
Rapid response into action – Tara Lamont, NPSA.
Making sense of safety incidents – Carl Macrae.
Moving to translate research into action
NHS funding for patient safety research now and in the future – David King, National Institute for Health Research.
Building a bridge between research and practice – John Wright, Bradford Institute of Health Research.
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