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02/09/2021 New ebook content added The Big Picture: How to Use Data Visualization to Make Better Decisions–Faster Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Improving Healthcare Systems Pocket Guide to Quality Improvement in Healthcare Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)
19/08/2021 New ebook content added How to Deliver Integrated Care Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)
Books ( guide)
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The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety : Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation
ABC of quality improvement in healthcare
Accelerating performance : how organizations can mobilize, execute, and transform with agility
Achieving high quality care : practical experience from NICE.
Accelerating health care transformation with lean and innovation : the Virginia Mason experience.
Advance your emergency department : leading in a new era.
Appreciative inquiry handbook : for leaders of change
Becoming the Change: Leadership Behavior Strategies for Continuous Improvement in Healthcare
The Big Picture: How to Use Data Visualization to Make Better Decisions–Faster
Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation : An Interprofessional Learning Model
Building Safer Healthcare Systems : A Proactive, Risk Based Approach to Improving Patient Safety
Clinical audit for doctors and healthcare professionals : a comprehensive guide to best practice as part of clinical governance
Clinical governance : improving the quality of healthcare for patients and service users
Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Improving Healthcare Systems
Creating a Lean Culture : Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions
Culture fix: how to create a great place to work
Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 Disrupt Yourself : Master Relentless Change and Speed Up Your Learning Curve
Effective change manager’s handbook : essential guidance to the change management body of knowledge.
Essential Simulation in Clinical Education
Exploring strategy: text and cases
The Fearless Organization : Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth
The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’
Frugal Innovation : how to do more with less
HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Building a Great Culture
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership, Vol. 2
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy, Vol. 2
Head start: build a resilient mindset and achieve your goals
Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety : Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries
Hospital transformation: from failure to success and beyond
How to Deliver Integrated Care
Human Factors in Healthcare: Level One
Human Factors in Surgery : Enhancing Safety and Flow in Patient Care
Human factors in the healthcare setting : a pocket guide for clinical instructors
Humble inquiry: the gentle art of asking instead of telling
Humble leadership: the power of relationships, openness and trust
Implementing Patient Safety: Addressing Culture, Conditions, and Values to Help People Work Safely
Improving patient care : the implementation of change in health care
Improving patient safety: tools and strategies for quality improvement
Innovations in Healthcare Management : Cost-Effective and Sustainable Solutions
The intelligent leader: unlocking the 7 secrets to leading others and leaving your legacy
Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations : Managing Successful Projects
Lead: 50 models for success in work and life
Leadership Journey in Health Care : Virginia Mason’s Story
The leader’s guide to coaching & mentoring: how to use soft skills to get hard results
The leader’s guide to impact: how to use soft skills to get hard results
Leading for organisational change: building purpose, motivation and belonging
Leading health care transformation : a primer for clinical leaders.
Leading high-reliability organizations in healthcare
Leading in a culture of change
Leading successful change: 8 keys to making change work
Lean Prescription : Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System
Lean six sigma for dummies.
Lean six sigma business transformation for dummies.
The learning imperative: raising performance in organisations by improving learning
Leveraging Lean in Ancillary Hospital Services : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in Medical Laboratories : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in Outpatient Clinics : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in Surgical Services : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in the Emergency Department : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
A Life in Error : From Little Slips to Big Disasters
Limits of expertise : rethinking pilot error and the causes of airline accidents.
Managing benefits : optimizing the return from investments
Managing Quality: an Essential Guide and Resource Gateway
Managing Successful Programmes
Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
Meet with impact: 40 visual tools for productive meetings and engaging workshops
Microsoft Teams for dummies
Mistake Proofing for Lean Healthcare
Naked Safety : Exploring the Dynamics of Safety in a Fast-Changing World
Organizational Innovation by Integrating Simplification: Learning from Buurtzorg Nederland
The patient revolution: how we can heal the healthcare system
Patient safety and healthcare improvement at a glance
Patient Safety : A Human Factors Approach
Patient Safety : Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer
PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide
Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare : Engaging Staff by Building Daily Lean Management Systems
Practice development in nursing and healthcare.
Practice development workbook for nursing, health and social care teams.
Preparing for Continuous Quality Improvement for Healthcare : Sustainability through Functional Tree Structures
PRINCE2- a pocket guide
PRINCE2 in action: project management in real terms
Prince2 study guide
Problem solving for healthcare workers: how to get better – lessons can be learned
Pocket Guide to Quality Improvement in Healthcare
The project book: the complete guide to consistently delivering great projects.
Project management checklists for dummies.
Project management for dummies
Project Management in Health and Community Services : Getting Good Ideas to Work
Remote Facilitator’s Pocket Guide
Resilience: 10 habits to thrive in life and work
Quality and safety in neurosurgery
Quantitative analysis for decision makers
Quality Measures : The Revolution in Patient Safety and Outcomes
Rethinking patient safety (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Safety at the sharp end : a guide to non-technical skills
Seven skills for the future: adaptability, critical thinking, empathy, integrity, optimism, being proactive, resilience
Six steps to engaged employees
The strategy book
Surgical quality improvement.
Team Leadership in High-Hazard Environments : Performance, Safety and Risk Management Strategies for Operational Teams
Ten simple secrets of the world’s greatest business communicators.
Textbook of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management (Open access publication)
Transformative Change Pocketbook
Transforming health care : Virginia Mason Medical Center’s pursuit of the perfect patient experience.
Work Together Anywhere A Handbook on Working Remotely -Successfully- for Individuals, Teams, and Managers
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journals below Quality Improvement
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Databases ( GUIDES AND VIDEOS)
NHS healthcare databases:
topics for AMED- allied health professionals incl topics for British Nursing Index (BNI)- nurses and care staff international nursing & allied health incl CINAHL- nurses and care staff EMBASE- European biomedicine– good for pharmacology & drug therapy international nursing & allied health EMCARE- HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature most MEDLINE- medical/surgical topics useful for PsycINFO- health p sychology/recovery
Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.
Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of where the print journal can be found within the library.
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You may find the following external page useful for keeping up-to-date.
Evidence Based Practice/education
A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:
(don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser) BMJ Best Practice Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here). When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
– clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic ClinicalKey books and 500 journals and multimedia resources Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
collection of databases (details Cochrane Library– here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
-Health Education England’s suite of high quality content free of charge training ( Elearning for Health (ELfH) topics incl. COVID-19 programme Behaviour Change Literacy, Business Continuity, Complaints Handling, Cultural Competence, Demand and Capacity, Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services, Engaging with people and Communities, Freedom to Speak Up, Knowledge Mobilisation Framework, Leading Change Adding Value, Learning from Deaths, Management and Leadership, NHS Project and Change Academy, in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies. Research, Audit and Quality Improvement Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence/best practice NICE Evidence–
clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. TRIP Database–
‘evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care’. UpToDate– Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust NHS Athens account (register here).