Tools for safer care

The safer care programme is making good progress in developing tools and products for both acute and primary care settings.

We now have a significant resource available to support structured communication using SBAR tool to escalate and handover critical information. We have a training pack, DVDs and other useful material for use in a wide range of clinical settings. Click here to locate SBAR materials.

Trusts engaged in the leading improvement in patient safety (LIPS) programme are finding the UK version of the trigger tool portal a valuable means of identifying and measuring their rate of harm.

Once involved in the LIPS programme, trusts are provided with other technical tools and methodologies, internationally proven to assist in improving organisational patient safety. These are available to participating sites via the safer care delegates library.

Please come back to this page as we develop the NHS Institute’s safer care products.