February 28, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationSafety & Quality 

Zero harm – human mistakes cost human lives

Patient safety is not about learning how to dodge bullets. It’s about knowing how not to stand in front of guns. Prof Kenneth Kwek addresses the very human aspects of achieving zero harm in his plenary lecture at the 2017 SingHealth Quality and Innovation Day.

February 21, 2017 | Safety & Quality 

A look back at approaches to patient safety

Improving patient safety requires more than just clinical innovations and changing the system. A reflection by Dr Kaveh Shojania, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality & Safety.

January 11, 2017 | EducationAcademic MedicineSafety & Quality 

SingHealth and SCDF collaborate to raise standards of paramedics

More than 250 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics will undergo attachments in SGH and KKH so that they can better respond to different kinds of medical emergencies. The training is part of a Memorandum of Understanding that SingHealth and SDCF signed today to advance pre-hospital emergency care and training for paramedics in Singapore.

December 21, 2016 | Safety & QualityClinical Care and InnovationAdministration in HealthcareAllied Health 

Sorting out the medication clutter

Pharmacies across SingHealth institutions improve availability and harmonise prices of drugs.

November 07, 2016 | EventsSafety & Quality 

Fraud and Corruption in healthcare - The signs and symptoms

Fraud and corruption can happen anywhere, and the healthcare industry is not immune to human weaknesses and misdeeds. Read more to learn more about the signs of symptoms that lead to fraud and corruption.

October 31, 2016 | Clinical Care and InnovationSafety & Quality 

Say it right!

Engaging elderly patients requires clear and compassionate communication. Listening attentively, showing empathy and providing appropriate information puts our elderly patients at ease.

October 13, 2016 | EducationEventsSafety & Quality 

DARE-ing the young to save lives

A new training programme has been rolled out to equip people as young as school-going children with the skills to save lives when faced with a cardiac arrest.

October 10, 2016 | Safety & Quality 

A tale of two drugs

Pegfilgrastim and Pegasys (Peginterferon) are two very different medications meant to treat different conditions. Yet the similarities between the two drugs’ names nearly resulted in a medication error.

September 26, 2016 | Safety & Quality 

Erring on the side of safety

More than just quashing errors, patient safety is about eliminating preventable harm and learning from mistakes to prevent future incidents.

September 15, 2016 | Safety & QualityAdministration in Healthcare 

Keeping it reel

Two doctors were watching TV together, sharing a bag of chips on stage at the auditorium in Academia. The set up was entertaining, but they were tackling a serious theme: conflict of interest in interacting with the pharmaceutical industry.