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

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.

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CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

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

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

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