Peter Killwick

COVID-19 – the implications for investigating

COVID-19, as the disease is known, has created a formidable workload for our healthcare system over the last couple of months, whether it is building the NHS Nightingale Hospitals, re-organising acute hospitals or building new apps to track the spread of the disease.  Many healthcare organisations have been on a ‘war’ footing.  Almost all healthcare …

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Data protection – keeping on the right side of the law

Data protection is tricky … even for those with the deepest minds! The Information Commissioner’s ruling in 2017 that the Royal Free Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it gave Google access to its patient data must have sent shivers down the spines of many people involved in IT and …

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Eva hits two key milestones – G-Cloud and AppSource

The Eva Investigation Application reached two important milestones this month as it has been accepted as a listing on the government’s G-Cloud 11 framework and on Microsoft’s AppSource platform. These listings will simplify and streamline the access to this important tool for serious incident investigations for healthcare organisations. G-Cloud Framework The G-Cloud framework is part …

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Black Box Thinking for the Healthcare Sector

A few months back I wrote a blog that touched upon Mathew Syed’s book – ‘Black Box Thinking’. It discusses the “willingness and tenacity to investigate thelessons that often exist when we fail, but which we rarely exploit.” Furthermore, “It is about creatingsystems and cultures that enable organizations to learn from errors, ratherthan being threatened …

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