Protect Patients and Improve Care

The graduate will protect patients and improve care. 

 

The graduate will be able to:

 

1. Place patients’ needs and safety at the centre of the care process. 
 
2. Deal effectively with uncertainty and change.
 
3. Understand the framework in which medicine is practised in the UK, including: the organisation, management and regulation of healthcare provision; the structures, functions and priorities of the NHS; and the roles of, and relationships between, the agencies and services involved in protecting and promoting individual and population health. 
 
4. Promote, monitor and maintain health and safety in the clinical setting, understanding how errors can happen in practice, applying the principles of quality assurance, clinical governance, and risk management to medical practice, and understanding responsibilities within the current systems for raising concerns about safety and quality.
 
5. Understand and have experience of the principles and methods of improvement, including audit, adverse incident reporting and quality improvement and how to use the results of audit to improve practice.
 
6. Respond constructively to the outcomes of appraisals, performance reviews and assessments. 
 
7. Demonstrate awareness of the role of doctors as managers, including seeking ways to continually improve the use and prioritisation of resources.
 
8. Understand the importance of, and the need to keep to, measures to prevent the spread of infection, and apply the principles of infection prevention and control. 
 
9. Recognise own personal health needs, consult and follow the advice of a suitably qualified professional and protect patients from any risk posed by own health. 
 
10. Recognise the duty to take action if a colleagues’ health, performance or conduct is putting patients at risk.