This quarterly bulletin covers literature relating to clinical governance, with a section devoted to patient safety, and should be of interest to a variety of NHS staff. It is intended as an information tool to help you keep up to date with developments in your area of clinical expertise and interest. It is not an expression of organisational policy. The inclusion of a guideline, system, tool or similar in this newsletter does not imply that it is used, or should be implemented, within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Many of the following articles are available online via the NHS Scotland Knowledge Network. Please use the links where provided and your ATHENS login. A complete list of available online journals and registration for ATHENS can be found at www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk.
If you click on the link for full text and there is no full text available through the Knowledge Network, use the “Get it for me” link for the article and complete the online request form provided. If you have any problems or questions, then Library staff will be happy to help. Our main contact is email@example.com
Critical appraisal is an essential part of evidence-based practice and involves systematically evaluating evidence to establish whether it is valid, accurate and relevant. For introductory resources, visit the Critical Appraisal Tools pathway or our Knowledge Sharing Handbook.
This Current Awareness Bulletin (CAB) is part of a national programme of bulletins produced in partnership by NHS boards across Scotland. Every attempt has been made to include and acknowledge the author and publisher within all links. The information contained in these bulletins is for educational purposes only. We have endeavoured to ensure the information is up to date and correct and that creator and publisher information is given where relevant. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the links and information contained in these CABs. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
You can comment or follow either this article or this topic by Signing Up, or Signing in and hitting Follow - more instructions on this are available here. Follow the Clinical Governance page to be notified when a new edition is published.
COVID-19 / Patient Safety / Primary Care / Quality Assessment and Improvement / Resource Effectiveness / Service Design, Evaluation and Improvement / Staff Roles, Skills, Effectiveness and Practice / Reports
ALHITY S., et al, 2021. Personal protective equipment guidance during a global pandemic: A statistical analysis of National perceived confidence, knowledge and educational deficits amongst UK-based doctors. International journal of clinical practice, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
ASHIRUOREDOPE D., et al, 2021. Assessing the impact of covid-19 on antimicrobial stewardship activities/programs in the United Kingdom. Antibiotics, 10(2), pp. 1-13.
BELL, L.C., et al, 2021. Implementation and evaluation of a COVID-19 rapid follow-up service for patients discharged from the emergency department. Clinical Medicine, 21(1), pp. e57-e62.
CARR, E., et al, 2021. Evaluation and improvement of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) for COVID-19: a multi-hospital study. BMC Medicine, 19(1), pp. 1-16.
DAVEY, S.L., et al, 2021. Heat stress and PPE during COVID-19: impact on healthcare workers' performance, safety and well-being in NHS settings. Journal of Hospital Infection, 108, pp. 185-188.
DE KOCK, J.H., et al, 2021. A rapid review of the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare workers: implications for supporting psychological well-being. BMC Public Health, 21(1), pp. 104.
GEMINE, R., et al, 2021. Factors associated with work-related burnout in NHS staff during COVID-19: a cross-sectional mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 11(1), pp. e042591.
GRAHAM, R.N.J. and WOODHEAD, T., 2021. Leadership for continuous improvement in healthcare during the time of COVID-19. Clinical radiology, 76(1), pp. 67-72.
HALL A.J., et al, 2021. IMPACT-Scot 2 report on COVID-19 in hip fracture patients. The bone & joint journal, , pp. 1-10.
HOERNKE, K., et al, 2021. Frontline healthcare workers' experiences with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: a rapid qualitative appraisal. BMJ Open, 11(1), pp. e046199.
HUSAIN, S.A., et al, 2021. Review of hygiene adaptations among UK doctors in controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Clinical Medicine, 21(1), pp. e20-e25.
KHALEFA, M.A., et al, 2021. Evidence-based review of safe theatre practice during the COVID-19 pandemic beyond personal protective equipment. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 103(2), pp. 88-95.
KHAN, H., et al, 2021. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on orthopaedic services and training in the UK. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 31(1), pp. 105-109.
KHOO, T.C., et al, 2021. Catching our breath: reshaping rehabilitation services for COVID-19. Disability & Rehabilitation, 43(1), pp. 112-117.
KOSTAKIS, I., et al, 2021. Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the patterns of vital signs recording and staff compliance with expected monitoring schedules on general wards. Resuscitation, 158, pp. 30-38.
LADDS, E., et al, 2020. Persistent symptoms after Covid-19: qualitative study of 114 "long Covid" patients and draft quality principles for services. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), pp. 1144.
MCFADDEN, P., et al, 2021. The Role of Coping in the Wellbeing and Work-Related Quality of Life of UK Health and Social Care Workers during COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health [Electronic Resource], 18(2),
MIRANDA, B.H., et al, 2021. St Andrew's COVID-19 surgery safety study: hand trauma. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 103(2), pp. 96-103.
PATEL N.G., et al, 2021. Safety of major reconstructive surgery during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom and Ireland - multicentre national cohort study. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
ROMICS, L., et al, 2021. A prospective cohort study of the safety of breast cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic in the West of Scotland. Breast, 55, pp. 1-6.
SMITH, V., et al, 2020. Care bundles for improving outcomes in patients with COVID-19 or related conditions in intensive care - a rapid scoping review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, pp. 013819.
ZARASVAND, S., et al, 2020. Rapid quality improvement in a preterm birth clinic care pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4), pp. 12.
AKTUERK, D., et al, 2020. National survey of variations in practice in the prevention of surgical site infections in adult cardiac surgery, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Journal of Hospital Infection, 106(4), pp. 812-819.
BOWIE P., et al, 2021. Is the 'never event' concept a useful safety management strategy in complex primary healthcare systems?. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 33, pp. 25-30.
CUSHLEY C., et al, 2021. Writing's on the wall: improving the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. BMJ open quality, 10(1), pp. no pagination.
ELLIOTT R.A., et al, 2021. Economic analysis of the prevalence and clinical and economic burden of medication error in England. BMJ Quality and Safety, 30(2), pp. 96-105.
FLOWERDEW L. and TIPPING, M., 2021. SECUre: A multicentre survey of the safety of emergency care in UK emergency departments. Emergency Medicine Journal, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
FUDGE N. and SWINGLEHURST, D., 2021. 'It's all about patient safety': An ethnographic study of how pharmacy staff construct medicines safety in the context of polypharmacy. BMJ Open, 11(2), pp. no pagination.
GOGALNICEANU P., et al, 2021. Surgeons Are Not Pilots: Is the Aviation Safety Paradigm Relevant to Modern Surgical Practice?. Journal of Surgical Education, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
JONES M.D., et al, 2021. User-testing guidelines to improve the safety of intravenous medicines administration: A randomised in situ simulation study. BMJ Quality and Safety, 30(1), pp. 17-26.
KHAWAGI W.Y., et al, 2021. Development of prescribing safety indicators related to mental health disorders and medications: Modified e-Delphi study. British journal of clinical pharmacology, 87(1), pp. 189-209.
OCLOO J., et al, 2021. Exploring the theory, barriers and enablers for patient and public involvement across health, social care and patient safety: a systematic review of reviews. Health Research Policy and Systems, 19(1), pp. no pagination.
POWELL, N., et al, 2021. Focus group study exploring the issues and the solutions to incorrect penicillin allergy-labelled patients: an antibiotic stewardship patient safety initiative. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy: Science & Practice, 28(2), pp. 71-75.
ROWE, R., et al, 2020. Intrapartum-related perinatal deaths in births planned in midwifery-led settings in Great Britain: findings and recommendations from the ESMiE confidential enquiry. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 127(13), pp. 1665-1675.
WANG M. and DEWING, J., 2020. Exploring mediating effects between nursing leadership and patient safety from a person-centred perspective: A literature review. Journal of nursing management, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
ZHAO, T., et al, 2020. Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, pp. 008367.
BENNIE M., et al, 2021. Medication safety in primary care - From measurement to action. Drug and therapeutics bulletin, 59(2), pp. 24-28.
BOREK, A.J., et al, 2021. Implementing interventions to reduce antibiotic use: a qualitative study in high-prescribing practices. BMC Family Practice, 22(1), pp. 1-11.
ELWENSPOEK, M.M.C., et al, 2020. GP's perspectives on laboratory test use for monitoring long-term conditions: an audit of current testing practice. BMC Family Practice, 21(1), pp. 1-10.
EVANS H.P., et al, 2020. Automated classification of primary care patient safety incident report content and severity using supervised machine learning (ML) approaches. Health informatics journal, 26(4), pp. 3123-3139.
HALL, L.H., et al, 2020. Exploring the Impact of Primary Care Physician Burnout and Well-Being on Patient Care: A Focus Group Study. Journal of Patient Safety, 16(4), pp. e278-e283.
MARGHAM, T., et al, 2021. Reducing missed appointments in general practice: evaluation of a quality improvement programme in East London. British Journal of General Practice, 71(702), pp. e31-e38.
MERCER, S., et al, 2020. Progress of GP clusters 2 years after their introduction in Scotland: findings from the Scottish School of Primary Care national GP survey. BJGP Open, 4(5), pp. 1-9.
MORRIS, R.L., et al, 2021. Developing a patient safety guide for primary care: A co‐design approach involving patients, carers and clinicians. Health Expectations, 24(1), pp. 42-52.
PATEL V., et al, 2020. Reducing vitamin D requests in a primary care cohort: a quality improvement study. BJGP Open, 4(5), pp. 1-8.
RICCICABELLO I., et al, 2021. Identifying Factors Leading to Harm in English General Practices: A Mixed-Methods Study Based on Patient Experiences Integrating Structural Equation Modeling and Qualitative Content Analysis. Journal of patient safety, 17(1), pp. e20-e27.
Quality Assessment and Improvement
ASHLEY, L., et al, 2021. Understanding and identifying ways to improve hospital-based cancer care and treatment for people with dementia: an ethnographic study. Age & Ageing, 50(1), pp. 233-241.
CATCHPOLE K., et al, 2021. Frontiers in human factors: Embedding specialists in multi-disciplinary efforts to improve healthcare. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 33, pp. 13-18.
CLARKE D., et al, 2021. Co-designing organisational improvements and interventions to increase inpatient activity in four stroke units in England: A mixed-methods process evaluation using normalisation process theory. BMJ Open, 11(1), pp. no pagination.
KHURSHID Z., et al, 2021. A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis: Determinants of the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Measurement-Focused Quality Improvement Trainings. The Journal of continuing education in the health professions, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
LATIF, A., et al, 2021. Engaging community pharmacists in quality improvement (QI): a qualitative case study of a partnership between a Higher Education Institute and Local Pharmaceutical Committees. BMJ Open Quality, 10(1), pp. 01.
LEE S. and WILKIE, M., 2021. Exploring the key differences between the delivery of local quality improvement projects and multisite 'scaling up' programmes: learning from kidney services. BMJ open quality, 10(1), pp. no pagination.
MCVEY, L., et al, 2021. Institutional use of National Clinical Audits by healthcare providers. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 27(1), pp. 143-150.
MUKHERJEE M., et al, 2021. Identifying strategies to overcome roadblocks to utilising near real-time healthcare and administrative data to create a Scotland-wide learning health system. Health informatics journal, 27(1), pp. 1460458220977579.
SAVJANI K., et al, 2021. Measuring quality and outcomes in intensive care. Surgery (United Kingdom), 39(1), pp. 48-52.
SETHI S., et al, 2020. Effect of hospital interventions to improve patient flow on emergency department clinical quality indicators. Emergency Medicine Journal, 37(12), pp. 787-792.
SUGARMAN M., et al, 2021. Implementation of the Take Stock' Hot Debrief Tool in the ED: A quality improvement project. Emergency Medicine Journal, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
SYMON, A. and SHINWELL, S., 2020. Qualitative evaluation of an innovative midwifery continuity scheme: Lessons from using a quality care framework. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 47(4), pp. 378-388.
TYERMAN J., et al, 2021. How Stigma and Discrimination Influences Nursing Care of Persons Diagnosed with Mental Illness: A Systematic Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 42(2), pp. 153-163.
WILKINSON A., et al, 2021. Simple steps to prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia in non-intubated patients: a quality improvement project. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 30(2), pp. 110-115.
WOODCOCK, T., et al, 2021. A mixed-methods study of challenges experienced by clinical teams in measuring improvement. BMJ Quality & Safety, 30(2), pp. 106-115.
ROMAN M.A., et al, 2021. Patient blood management interventions do not lead to important clinical benefits or cost-effectiveness for major surgery: a network meta-analysis. British journal of anaesthesia, 126(1), pp. 149-156.
Service Design, Evaluation and Improvement
BAID, H., et al, 2021. Sustainability in critical care practice: A grounded theory study. Nursing in critical care, 26(1), pp. 20-27.
HOSSAIN, M.Z. and KHAN, H.T.A., 2020. Barriers to access and ways to improve dementia services for a minority ethnic group in England. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 26(6), pp. 1629-1637.
KNOX, S., et al, 2020. The challenge of using routinely collected data to compare hospital admission rates by ethnic group: a demonstration project in Scotland. Journal of Public Health, 42(4), pp. 748-755.
KOMASHIE A., et al, 2021. Systems approach to health service design, delivery and improvement: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 11(1), pp. no pagination.
MCFARLAND, S., et al, 2021. The effect of telehealth versus usual care for home-care patients with long-term conditions: A systematic review, meta-analysis and qualitative synthesis. Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare, 27(2), pp. 69-87.
PAGE, S., et al, 2021. 'Today We Talked': using a collaborative approach to transform care in the psychiatric intensive care unit. Mental Health Practice, , pp. 14-20.
Staff Roles, Skills, Effectiveness and Practice
FERGUSON, J., et al, 2021. 'You're just a locum': professional identity and temporary workers in the medical profession. Sociology of health & illness, 43(1), pp. 149-166.
HARVEY P.R. and TRUDGILL, N.J., 2021. The association between physician staff numbers and mortality in English hospitals. EClinicalMedicine, (pagination), pp. no pagination.
MCCARTHY, I., et al, 2021. 'We needed to talk about it': The experience of sharing the emotional impact of health care work as a panellist in Schwartz Center Rounds® in the UK. Journal of health services research & policy, 26(1), pp. 20-27.
MCCONNELL, J., 2021. A longitudinal review of Scottish reporting radiographer output between 2015 and 2019. Radiography, 27(1), pp. 200-207.
RATHOD, S., et al, 2021. Cultural Adaptations in Clinical InteractiONs (CoACtION): a multi-site comparative study to assess what cultural adaptations are made by clinicians in different settings. International Review of Psychiatry, 33(1), pp. 3-15.
RENFREW M.J., et al, 2021. Sustaining quality education and practice learning in a pandemic and beyond: 'I have never learnt as much in my life, as quickly, ever'. Midwifery, 94, pp. 102915.
ROBERTSON, S., et al, 2021. Compassion fatigue and the effectiveness of support structures for diagnostic radiographers in oncology. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences, 52(1), pp. 22-28.
WRIGHT, L. and JOKHI, R., 2020. Achieving and maintaining competency as a nurse independent non-medical prescriber. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 2(12), pp. 2-7.
HEALTHCARE SAFETY INVESTIGATION BRANCH (HSIB), 2021. Never events: analysis of HSIB’s national investigations. January 2021.
Please note that the journal articles you are accessing are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the publisher, so there will be a limit on the number of articles an individual may download or print from a single issue of a journal. You can consult your local NHSGGC library with any queries.