Measuring the safety climate in NHS organizations
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Measuring the safety climate in NHS organizations

Lynne Currie Project manager, Evaluating and Improving, Learning and Development Institute, Royal College of Nursing, London
Linda Watterson Programme manager, Evaluating and Improving, Learning and Development Institute, Royal College of Nursing, London

This article discusses the differences between organisational culture and organisational climate, and provides an overview of the relationship between safety culture and safety climate within these wider concepts. The article concludes with a brief description of an initiative to test a safety climate measurement tool for use in NHS organisations.

Correspondence lynne.currie@rcn.org.uk

Nursing Standard. 24, 24,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.02.24.24.35.c7556

Published in print: 17 February 2010

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review