Leadership and support for safety
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Leadership and support for safety

Sharon Dennis Regional director (South East), Royal College of Nursing, London

This is the second in a series of seven articles on the National Patient Safety Agency’s Seven Steps to Patient Safety (NPSA 2004a). Leadership and support for staff can be achieved by ensuring that patient safety has a clear focus throughout the organisation. This article considers the context in which nurses work and provides examples of what can be done at organisational, directorate and team levels to ensure patient safety.

Nursing Standard. 20, 12, 52-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.



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