Demonstration of safety in healthcare organisations

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  2. Professor Michael Harrison
  3. Dr Alison Steven
  4. Professor Pauline Pearson
  5. Dr Sue Vernon
Author(s)Sujan MA, Harrison MD, Steven A, Pearson PH, Vernon SJ
Editor(s)Gorski, J.
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference Name25th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP)
Conference LocationGdansk, Poland
Year of Conference2006
Legacy Date27-29 September 2006
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
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The paper describes the current regulatory situation in England with respect to medical devices and healthcare providers. Trusts already produce evidence to the Healthcare Commission that they operate in accordance with standards set out by the Department of Health and the NHS. The paper illustrates how the adoption of an explicit goal-based argument could facilitate the identification and assessment of secondary implications of proposed changes. The NHS is undergoing major changes in accordance with its 10-year modernisation plan. These changes cannot be confined to the Trust level, but will have NHS-wide implications. The paper explores the possibility of an organisational safety case, which could be a useful tool in the management of such fundamental changes.
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