Patient Safety Improvement in Care Homes (BMC Health Services Research)


A programme to improve patient / resident safety in care homes is to be conducted in Walsall and Wolverhampton over 24 months. This article outlines the evaluation of this care home improvement programme in the West Midlands. The aim is primarily to assess the extent to which:

“ …care home staff training can effectively improve safety culture, lower the incidence of adverse safety events such as falls and pressure ulcers, and potentially reduce care home resident’s use of acute services”.

Full Text Link


Damery, S. Flanagan, S. Rai, K. and] Combes, G. (2017). Improving safety in care homes: protocol for evaluation of the Walsall and Wolverhampton care home improvement programme. BMC Health Services Research. January 26th 2017; 17(1): 86.

Positive Approaches to Care

Possibly of indirect interest, an insight into the Positive Approaches to Care (PAC) philosophy considered as a training approach to caring for people with dementia.

Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access).  


Murphy, J. (2017). Positive Approaches to Care: a new look at dementia education. Primary Health Care. January 27th 2017, Vol.27(1), pp.29-33.


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