“Learning is trapped within organisations.”
Professor Carl Macrae
Our new report, A Blueprint for Action, was warmly welcomed on its publication last month. The report identifies six foundations for patient safety, one of which is the need for shared learning.
We are therefore delighted to announce that, on 2 July at the Patient Safety Congress in Manchester, our new platform for shared learning for patient safety, the hub, will make its public debut. Following this soft launch, the hub will be in beta test until its formal launch at the Patient Safety Learning Conference on 2 October.
Designed with input from patient safety professionals, clinicians and patients, the hub offers a powerful combination of tools, resources, stories, ideas, case studies and good practice to anyone who wants to make care safer for patients.
the hub gives users a chance to join and participate in communities of interest to share issues, ideas and thoughts on patient safety. It offers access to patient safety news, hosted events and webinars, and access to online training and opportunities to further develop their skills.
Registration and use of the hub are free. Registered users can customise their own resources and topics, select communities of interest, join the conversation and contribute content for others to improve learning.
Patient Safety Learning will contribute some content, but our aspiration is that most content will come from users. We are encouraging users to propose questions, post news, make suggestions, create tools, offer feedback and tell their stories.
Patient Safety Learning will support this through our content editors and facilitators, through our content moderators to assure quality, and through the questions we ask to stimulate ideas.
This team are supported by external specialist experts, who advise on content, contribute editorial and ensure technical accuracy for relevant topics, such as deterioration, human factors and investigations.
We are very excited by the possibilities the hub offers to help share learning for patient safety.
Engage with us on the hub!
We are seeking people with an interest in patient safety to provide content, join communities, share learning, become topic experts and share their experiences from the ‘front line'.
Once you have registered as a member of the hub you will have full access to the hub (non-members can only view content), and you can become part of the journey to a patient-safe future.
Join us today, sign up now!