The Design for Patient Safety initiative was
jointly funded by the Department of Health and the Design Council to
provide recommendations for a design-led programme of activity to
reduce medical error. The resulting report was officially launched by
Lord Warner, the Health Minister, on 25 February 2004 at the National
Patient Safety Agency conference: Patient Safety 2004. The
report can be accessed via the "Reports" link, above.
The overall goal was to identify and demonstrate the potential of a design led-approach to preventing medical accidents and to identify the most effective ways of integrating this approach into the everyday working practices and processes of the NHS and across the healthcare industry.
The initial phase consisted of a scoping study to deliver ideas and recommendations for a practical and cost effective programme of activity, which can help the government to achieve its goal of reducing risk, limiting the impact of medical error and promoting patient safety in the NHS.
The research team was managed by the Design Council, and comprised the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre at the Royal College of Art, Surrey University Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics and Cambridge University Engineering Design Centre.The Initiative's Findings>>
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