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HED System login

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HED Commissioner login

Patient safety

Image: HED patient safety information on a laptop screen

Patient safety covers a wide range of key areas allowing your organisation to focus on improving quality of patient safety.

Metrics are represented in dashboards and modules with user feedback key to effective presentation.

NHS safety thermometer

Metric utilising data from the NHS Digital safety thermometer return. The metric allows users to analyse patient harms covering pressure ulcers, falls, catheters, UTIs and VTEs. Modules allow for national, regional and bespoke peer benchmarking of ‘harm free’ care within all NHS acute and specialist hospitals.

Patient safety indicators

HED Patient Safety allows organisations to assess three areas including:

  • deaths after surgery
  • death in low-mortality CCS groups
  • obstetric trauma

Patient incidents and outcomes

Analyse the outcome of hospitals compared to the percentage of the incidents. The measures available include:

  • mortality
  • 30 day emergency re-admissions
  • length of stay
  • excess bed days
  • number of beds to be saved
  • cost impacts

Patient safety incidents

Presents patient safety incidents collated through NRLS data where a degree of harm is recorded as ‘severe harm’ or ‘death’ by provider organisations in England per 1,000 bed days.

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Any issues or queries are dealt with swiftly by the helpdesk. The training provided has been very useful and has enabled us to roll the tool out across the Trust by utilising the skills of our own staff and material provided by HED to train others.

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust