In primary and emergency care settings in the UK, 0.25 million patients experience harm annually from >1 million unpredictable incidents per day. Integrating improvement, innovation, and eliminating harm into everyday working are key aspects of the Welsh Government plan for health and social care.
- Establishing the epidemiology of care quality in terms of the frequency, burden and preventability of harm
- Development, testing, and implementing interventions to improve patient safety in priority areas
- Developing and refining methods to learn from routine health care data (e.g. safety incident reports)
- Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, Clinical Reader of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Cardiff University
Please visit the 'Research Portfolio' page and select WP3 from the drop-down list.
Please visit the 'Publications' page and select WP3 from the drop-down list.
The PRIME WP2: Patient safety poster (pdf) is available to view and download.
How can you get involved
- Take a course on patient safety in primary care on the Royal College of General Practitioners e-learning site (accessible to all): http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk
- Read our academic outputs and design an improvement project informed by our national-level analyses of patient safety incident reports for priority issues in primary care.
- Submit an expression of interest for MPhil / PhD study of patient safety
- Seek methodological input to develop your research proposals
- Undertake a secondment with the Patient Safety Research Group (PISA) group
- Want more information? Email the PISA group lead: firstname.lastname@example.org