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Government guidance continues to put staff and patients at risk from the airborne nature of Covid-19

Fresh Air NHS, Patient Safety Learning and the Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network are calling for urgent change to the UK government’s guidelines on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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Enhancing psychological safety in mental health services

This study provides an overview of the types of strategies and interventions for increasing the ethos of psychological safety.
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Workforce Burnout and Resilience in the NHS and Social Care

Health and Social Care Committee Session Report on Burnout in the NHS
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CQC’s Strategy from 2021

An outline of the CQC's new strategy, designed to ensure relevance, flexibility and responsiveness of regulation.
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Blood and Body Fluid Exposures in 2020

An RCN survey into sharps injuries and mucocutaneous exposures in 2020
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National Patient Safety Syllabus 2.0

A syllabus detailing the development of patient safety curricula for all NHS staff
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RCN Nursing Workforce Standards

A new set of workforce standards from the RCN addressing patient safety, staffing levels, fair pay, and nurse wellbeing.
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Guidance on Preventing Sharps Injuries in the MDR

Interpretation Guidance on Annex I, Points 11.1 and 22.2 of EU Regulation 2017/45 of the European Parliament and of the Council
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Staff Guide to Improving Lone Worker Safety

An NHS Employers' guide for staff who work alone to improve their personal safety.
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Managers’ Guide to Improving Lone Worker Safety

An NHS Employers' guide for employers and managers on what to do to improve the personal safety of lone workers.
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The Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network is supported by the following organisations.

  • Unison
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  • PHE
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  • NHS Wales
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • NHS Confederation
  • NASHiCS
  • iosh
  • HSE
  • CQC
  • BMA
  • BDIA
  • BDA
  • BD
  • BBraun
  • ABHI
  • AAGBNI