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Systems analysis of clinical incidents Download the London Protocol.


Who are we?

The Clinical Safety Research Unit (CSRU) was established in September 2002 with an initial grant from Smith and Nephew Foundation. The current programme builds on research developed over 15 years at the Clinical Risk Unit, University College . The CSRU maintains a broad research programme of research which aims to enhance the safety and quality of healthcare. A major initial focus is the expansion of existing research on surgical skills in the Department of Surgical Oncology & Technology to a comprehensive examination of factors influencing the safety and quality of care in the operative environment. A parallel project examines safety issues in Accident & Emergency medicine. Other projects address risk management and error reduction in healthcare, litigation databases and clinical incident analysis.


Healey, A.N., Undre, S., & Vincent, C.A. (2004). Developing observational measures of performance in surgical teams. Quality & Safety in Health Care: October Supplement on team training in simulation. (in press) Vincent C, Moorthy K, Sarker, SK, Chang, A,...


Vincent CA ed. Clinical risk management. Enhancing Patient Safety. BMJ (British Medical Journal) Publications, 2001. Second edition, 2001. For further information see the website for the book Vincent CA, de Mol B. Safety in medicine. Elsevier, 1999. Vincent CA, Ennis...

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