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Introduction to Patient Safety in Primary Care - A GP's Story course

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Royal College of General Practitioners

This session illustrates a real GP’s understanding of what patient safety means in primary care.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in December 2020.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • State the extent of the problems that occur in primary care in relation to patient safety
  • Describe how the complexity of primary care can impact on patient safety
  • List the potential barriers to improving patient safety in primary care
  • Start thinking about how to develop a programme to improve patient safety in your own practice

Take a few moments to consider the areas that are prone to errors in primary care and how relatively simple errors can have serious consequences.

Instructors / Speakers
Aneez Esmail,
Professor of General Practice, University of Manchester

Aneez qualified as a medical practitioner from Sheffield University in 1982. He is qualified as both a general practitioner and a public health physician. He obtained his PhD from the University of London in 1996.

Aneez works as a clinician in an inner city practice in Manchester (The Robert Darbishire Practice) and is Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester.

He is recognised nationally for his research on discrimination in the medical profession and on patient safety. He has published extensively on areas related to public health and primary care. This includes work on prevention of cot deaths, epidemiology of solvent abuse, preventing paediatric admissions, evaluation of telemedicine and patient safety.

He is also responsible for large area of work looking at patient safety in primary care and is currently Director of the National Institute of Health Patient Safety Translational Research Centre in Manchester, a centre that focuses on research specifically related to patient safety in primary care.

Introduction to Patient Safety in Primary Care - A GP's Story course
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