What else is happening to raise awareness ?
The theatre cap challenge is a campaign promoting the idea of writing your name and job title on your theatre cap to improve recognition and personalisation of care within the theatre setting.
All the trusts we have helped to switch to named, reusable hats have been inspired by the theatre cap challenge and this has been invaluable in helping hospitals to make this important change.
This campaign is about more compassionate care. It champions communication and putting patients at the centre of their own care. With names and roles clearly visible, patients are more empowered and can ask the right people the questions they want answered. Patient-centred care is a much-used phrase; letting them know your role and who you are is a good first step towards making it a reality.
This is global online community for sharing ideas and discussing best practice about patient safety from around the world.
“Medical errors in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer. Globally it is believed that medical errors kill more people than HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, combined”
-Patient Safety Movement, November 2020