Demonstration of safety in healthcare organisations

Mark A. Sujan*, Michael D. Harrison, Alison Steven, Pauline H. Pearson, Susan J. Vernon

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The paper describes the current regulatory situation in England with respect to medical devices and healthcare providers. Trusts already produce evidence to the Healthcare Commission that they operate in accordance with standards set out by the Department of Health and the NHS, The paper illustrates how the adoption of an explicit goal-based argument could facilitate the identification and assessment of secondary implications of proposed changes. The NHS is undergoing major changes in accordance with its 10-year modernisation plan. These changes cannot be confined to the Trust level, but will have NHS-wide implications. The paper explores the possibility of an organisational safety case, which could be a useful tool in the management of such fundamental changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Safety, Reliability, and Security
Subtitle of host publication25th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2006. Proceedings
EditorsJanusz Górski
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783540457633
ISBN (Print)9783540457626
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2006 - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 27 Sept 200629 Sept 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4166 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference25th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2006


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