Resources Library

Staff Guide to Improving Lone Worker Safety

An NHS Employers' guide for staff who work alone to improve their personal safety.

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.

Managing the Risks of Sharps Injuries

An NHS Employers' guide to help individuals understand and manage the risks from sharps injuries.

The health, safety and wellbeing of shift workers in healthcare environments

Guidance from NHS Employers on the impact of shift work on healthcare workers and the things employers can do to help

Tackling the NHS Blame Culture – PSL blog

An article on the patient safety implications of blame culture in the NHS and the potential actions that can be taken to address this.

Virtual conference on workforce wellbeing

An overview of a virtual conference on workforce wellbeing organised by ISQua and IHF

AVMA: A vision of a just culture

A vision of what a “just culture” should look like for patients and healthcare staff

NHS Resolution: Being fair

NHS Resolution guidance on supporting a just and learning culture for staff and patients following incidents in the NHS

Implementing a just and learning culture

A case study on how Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has adopted and embedded its just and learning culture and its training package.

NHS Patient Safety Strategy: 2021 update

The 2021 update of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy


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