The NHS Patient Safety Strategy, which aims to reduce avoidable patient harm, has three main themes:
Although these sound positive, Trusts are left to ask what each theme truly means and how they can bring them into their own practices, when CQC inspections and Covid surges lie on the horizon.
Luckily, Eva, our new investigation software, was designed with all three of these goals in mind …
According to the rather lengthy document published by the NHS, insight refers to ‘understanding safety across the whole system by drawing intelligence from multiple sources of patient safety information’. Simply put, healthcare organisations need to be able to measure safety in order to identify the specific areas in which they need to improve.
Eva’s intuitive dashboards are able to reveal patterns of patient safety incidents (and their root causes) across a whole Trust by pulling data from separate investigations together. In this way, staff can develop action plans that target the real underlying issues and themes behind patient harm.
This theme is centred on ensuring healthcare staff have the relevant skills to improve patient safety, and that all levels of a healthcare organisation are ‘involved’ in reducing harm. At Eva, we understand that healthcare workers have demanding workloads, so we ensured our application is ergonomic and user-friendly.
With built-in guides, tips and a bank of answered FAQS, Eva improves the confidence and ability of staff to carry out patient safety investigations.
Reducing the number of patient safety incidents and boosting the baseline of patient care is the ultimate goal of this framework. By streamlining the investigation process, Eva allows for deeper analysis of incidents, leading to more specific recommendations for organisations to take onboard.
If you would like to learn more about Eva and how it can improve patient safety within your organisation, you can book a free 30-minute consultation with Eva’s founder, Ed Marsden, here. Alternatively, send us an email at [email protected].