Our Impact

Our PSRC research themes build on the success of our previous work, which is making healthcare safer. We’ve put together several case studies that highlight the success of our previous patient safety work across areas of health and social care that are particularly relevant to our current research.

Involving patients in patient safety

We co-designed a patient experience toolkit with six clinical teams and patient volunteers. We then worked with the ward teams and patient volunteers to implement the intervention and improve care.

You can find out more about this project here.

Enhancing the science and practice of healthcare safety investigations

Our research has enhanced the science and practice of healthcare safety investigations.

We have co-produced, developed and implemented tools, resources and processes that help patients and families to be navigate the incident investigation process and that support staff who have struggled to deal with the impact of their involvement in a patient safety incident.

You can find out more here.

Reducing harm from never events

Over the last 15 years we have led work to reduce the occurrence of never events that are the result of poorly designed processes or equipment.

You can read more about the work we’ve done here.

Tackling misplaced nasogastric tubes through behaviour change theory and new technology

You can find out more about the difference we made here.

Improving incident investigation through the involvement of patients and families

We worked with over fifty people from across the healthcare community – from patients, families and staff, through to investigators, lawyers and policy makers – to co-produce new materials and guidance to support involvement in serious incident investigations.

You can find out more here.

Supporting staff and building just cultures in healthcare

You can find out more about our impact in this area here.