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Learning from International Networks about Errors and Understanding Safety in Primary Care

Objective

There is a deficit in activity related to patient safety in primary care and the primary care/secondary care interface in Europe. This deficit relates to research, to sharing of information, to learning and to collaboration.

This co-ordination action will specifically address issues addressed in the call through: (1)The development of a taxonomy of adverse events and errors. (2) Identifying best clinical practice and the way that it improves patient safety through an understanding of decision making and medication errors in primary care. (3) Achieve consensus on the measurement of safety culture and leadership in the primary care context and develop agreement on indicators which can be used to assess patient safety and improvements in safety culture. (4) Enhancing existing knowledge from quality improvement techniques which are widely used in the primary care setting and applying these to learning cycles for improvements in patient safety. (5) Develop a reporting system which can be used for identifying errors in primary care in countries where activities related to patient safety in primary care are in a nascent state and develop an accreditation framework for patient safety in these nascent organisations. (6) Identifying methods to involve patients in patient safety initiatives in primary care. (7) Identifying communication-related threats at the primary-secondary care interface and developing intervention strategies to overcome these.

Building up an existing network of researchers into a pan European network, this co-ordination action will extend the current knowledge and experience from countries where the importance of patient safety is nationally recognised to countries where it is less developed, ensure that there is an appropriate focus on primary care and encourage co-operation and collaboration for future interventions through large scale trials. We aim to substantially increase the level of activity in relation to sharing information through workshops and seminars.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 860 166,95
Administrative Contact
Aneez Esmail (Prof.)

Participants (11)

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 360 815,28
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rolf Draeger (Mr.)
PARACELSUS MEDIZINISCHE PRIVATUNIVERSITAT SALZBURG - PRIVATSTIFTUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 234 027,98
Address
Strubergasse 21
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas C. Soennichsen (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 169 468,22
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Van Otterloo (Ms.)
UNIVERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 201 650,06
Address
Al. Kosciuszki, 4
90419 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maciej Godycki-Cwirko (Dr.)
DANSK SELSKAB FOR PATIENT SIKKERHED
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 119 091
Address
Kettegaards Alle 30
DK-2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Britt Wendelboe (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 258 793,41
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 88 904,70
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Ms.)
NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 600
Address
Rose Street Hanover Buildings 2Nd Floor 66
EH2 2NN Edinburgh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Lamb (Ms.)
DEPARTAMENT DE SALUT - GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 73 230,80
Address
Trav. De Les Corts (Pavelló Ave Maria) 131-159
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roser Fernandez-Alegre (Ms.)
INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 501,60
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 587
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose M Gallego (Mr.)