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Our changing role during the COVID-19 crisis

By April 7, 2020No Comments

We wish to extend our gratitude and support to our NHS colleagues who are giving their all to tackle the current COVID-19 crisis. Our thoughts are with them and the patients and families who are fighting the illness.

In line with national strategy we have paused our planned research studies where it has been safe to so. This is so that resources can be re-allocated to essential duties. We are, however, assessing where our expertise can best be placed to understand more about how the safety of staff and patients can be supported during the COVID-19 response. To this end, we are either launching or designing several new studies drawing on our patient safety knowledge to contribute to the incredible work being undertaken by healthcare and academic experts.

New studies either underway or being prepared include:

  • Developing an understanding how a healthcare organisation responds to a public health crisis.
  • Exploring patient and carer roles in safety during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Developing an evidence-based guide for NHS managers/supervisors on how to support staff wellbeing during COVID-19.
  • The impact of COVID 19 on medicines safety.

If you wish to find out more about any of these studies, please contact us.