Stop investing in pricy, gimmicky computer systems to report incidents in hospital (e.g. Datix).  These systems don’t improve patient care or prevent accidents from happening; they merely provide a means of presenting statistics using fancy graphics.  Surely our own GTS department could develop a basic program to facilitate incident reporting?  At the end of the day, it’s the response to incidents that 

       is important; not the means by which it is reported. 

Why the contribution is important

Encourages us to utilise our own facilities rather than relying on expensive software companies.

by AmSum on April 21, 2017 at 08:48PM

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  • Posted by sspcutts April 23, 2017 at 10:01

    The whole system needs to be looked at, it's getting as silly as having a check list to check the check list.
    Services are becoming too regulated and as long as there's a form or a tick then the service is doing well. But the real meaning of what we do is being forgotten.
    There is now a fear culture that if we don't have the completed forms we will have a penalty to pay, and staff work under threat and intimidation, which is not good for morale, recruitment and health and well being . This is all over health and social care.
  • Posted by willmatthews April 27, 2017 at 14:18

    The heating in Nobles Hospital corridors is often turned up to full - why are we heating corridors when they are only transitional places. Why do all members of staff and members of the public have access to heating controls. Last week (18.04.17) the heating was on in main entrance, but the roof windows were open too.
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