This survey is designed to gain an understanding of your awareness and opinions regarding patient safety incidents. It has been distributed to dentists nationally, and your responses are crucial to current research being undertaken in this field.
The survey responses will be used to: • Optimise shared learning• Drive positive change within the profession by creating a ‘just culture’• Contribute to the development of the new Patient Safety Incident Management System (PSIMS), which will enable all healthcare professionals, including dentists, to record patient safety incidents and promote learning from them
Your responses will be used solely for research and learning.There is a section where you may voluntarily offer sensitive information regarding specific patient safety incidents. If you choose to answer these questions, your responses will remain strictly anonymous.
The outcomes of the survey will be published and in the event of publication all answers will remain completely anonymous. Providing your details is optional, and if you would like to do so please add your details in the 'final comments' section, or alternatively you may email them to the address at the end of the survey.
This survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Once you have submitted your responses, it will not be possible to withdraw consent or retrieve the data submitted as it is completely anonymous. Responses cannot be saved before submission however, once submitted you may return and edit your survey. If you wish to close the survey and return and edit it, you will have to copy the ‘edit response’ link at the end of the survey and save it somewhere to access it again.
I would very much appreciate if you can spare the time to complete this survey, as it is an important opportunity to voice your opinions on this topic.
Thank you in advance for taking time to complete this survey.
If you wish to obtain more information regarding this topic there are some useful links below:
• The NHS Improvement Just Culture Guide: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/justculture-guide/• Learning from patient safety incidents: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/learning-from-patient-safety-incidents/• Report a patient safety incident: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/report-patient-safety-incident/ • The DPSIMS project: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/dpsims-project-pilot/• The DPSIMS twitter feed: https://twitter.com/LucieNHSSafety• A short video introduction to DPSIMS: https://www.informed.com/uk/news-events/2018/june/nhs-patient-safety-project-shortlisted-for-digital-team-of-the-year/• Patient safety alerts: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/patient-safety-alerts/• Patient Safety review and response reports: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/patient-safety-review-and-response-reports/• The NHS Improvement Serious Incident Framework: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/serious-incident-framework/• The future of NHS patient safety investigations: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/future-of-patient-safety-investigation/ • Reporting a Serious Incident to STEIS: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/steis/• Never Events: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/never-events-policy-and-framework/