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Document ID (ISN)103335
CIS number 04-393
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2911-2
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 280
Author(s) Niven K.J.M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Real time evaluation of health and safety management in the National Health Service
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. xviii, 224p. Illus. 147 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract A high priority for the National Health Service (NHS) is ensuring patient safety by minimizing staff absence due to incidents and work-related illness. The aim of this project was to evaluate whether it was possible to reliably measure changes in safety and health performance after a safety and health intervention. The work involved three phases: designing a safety and health performance measurement methodology; evaluating the use of a safety and health management system workbook; designing and implementing a field study to measure changes in safety and health performance. Work involved literature reviews, questionnaire surveys and an analysis of safety and health management system records. It was concluded that the methodology could highlight changes in safety and health performance.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; occupational diseases; sickness absenteeism; plant safety and health organization; hospitals; health care personnel; accident absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; United Kingdom; description of technique; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Health care services