Scottish Patient Safety Programme Learning System
Evidence Summaries and Case Studies
The Essentials of Safe Care are underpinned by a national learning system to rapidly capture and share learning to support spread at pace and scale.
SPSP Learning System: Case Studies
- Hospital Huddles & Safety Briefs
The SPSP Acute Care Team, working alongside colleagues in Scottish Government and NHS boards have undertaken a rapid piece of work to understand the purpose, design and delivery of hospital huddles, a critical tool for safe communication within and between teams. The learning from the first stage of this work has informed the development of core elements of hospital huddles.
We are delighted to share the first stage of this work. Click the headings within the case study for further detail.
For Additional Information on Huddles
- The State Hospital
The Essentials of Safe Care is practical package of evidence based guidance and support that enables Scotland’s health and social care system to deliver safe care for every person, within every setting, every time. It is the foundation of SPSP mental health.
- The State Hospital: Using the Essentials of Safe Care to build an understanding of a system Case Study. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the patient safety work within The State Hospital was paused. The Essentials of Safe Care resources allowed for meaningful, structured conversations on what the priorities should be with regard to patient safety within the hospital.
- Essentials of Safe Care Prioritisation Tool. The prioritisation tool will help you identify the ‘change ideas’ in the Essentials of Safe Care that will strengthen your existing patient safety work and/or highlight gaps that you need to address.