Implementing national patient safety alerts

Sally Moore, Natalie Taylor, Rebecca Lawton, Beverley Slater

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National patient safety alerts are sometimes difficult to implement in an effective way. All trusts have to declare compliance with alerts as part of a three-step process to improve patient safety. This article discusses an alternative way of implementing national patient safety alerts and describes how behaviour-change methods can be used to successfully implement lasting changes in practice at ward or departmental level.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationNursing Times
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2016


  • Alert
  • Compliance
  • NPSA
  • Patient safety
  • Rapid response


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