24 Oct 2019 | Patient Deterioration
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is surveying clinical staff working in adult inpatient wards, including maternity, about their experiences and perceptions of caring for deteriorating patients and using recognition and response systems.
It will help identify if there are knowledge, cultural or communication factors affecting the care of deteriorating patients. It will assist local recognition and response systems to identify opportunities for improvement.
The survey is part of the patient deterioration and maternity early warning system quality improvement programme.
An independent research company will analyse the results, and final report will be published in 2020.
The survey is live from 21 October–18 November 2019. Take the survey here.