Polly Kirk

  • Securing Patient Safety with Connected Systems

    Securing Patient Safety with Connected Systems

    In a world of ever-increasing complexity, too often the tools we use only further complicate our working lives.

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  • Feel better with DCIQ

    Feel better with DCIQ

    Under increasing pressure to ensure that safety practices are the best they can be, how can DCIQ transform the way your organisation operates and delivers the highest quality care?

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  • Patient Safety Challenges

    Patient Safety Challenges

    As a global patient safety software provider, RLDatix knows that ensuring the best safety practices and standards in healthcare can be a challenging (and sometimes painful) task.

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  • DPSIMS Project and RLDatix

    RLDatix works with the NHS on the DPSIMS project to ensure that RLDatix customers can continue to seamlessly report data as they always have.

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  • Nuffield Group: Reducing Risk & Improving Patient Safety with Group-Wide Reporting

    Nuffield Group: Reducing Risk & Improving Patient Safety with Group-Wide Reporting

    Historically, a series of stand-alone databases made governance, risk management and incident reporting across the Nuffield Hospital Group a time-consuming and costly process.

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  • St Barnabas Hospice: Effectively Managing Patient Safety with RLDatix

    St Barnabas Hospice: Effectively Managing Patient Safety with RLDatix

    Meticulous reporting and accurate data is essential to enable identification of trends and risks. Prior to the implementation of RLDatix, St Barnabas used a paper based system...

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  • Medway Community Healthcare: Driving Continual Service Improvements with RLDatix

    Medway Community Healthcare: Driving Continual Service Improvements with RLDatix

    MCH is a £57 million business with over 1,300 staff providing a wide range of both planned and unscheduled care in local settings such as healthy living centres, inpatient units and people’s homes.

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  • Belgian Hospital AZ Sint-Lucas: Enhancing Patient Safety Monitoring

    Belgian Hospital AZ Sint-Lucas: Enhancing Patient Safety Monitoring

    AZ Sint-Lucas is actively involved in improving patient safety which is essential to the hospital’s overall Quality Management programme.

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  • Imperial College Healthcare: Staying One Step Ahead with Product Innovation

    Imperial College Healthcare: Staying One Step Ahead with Product Innovation

    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust completely overhauled its patient safety system based on RLDatix software.

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  • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Bringing Innovation to Patient Safety with RLDatix

    East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Bringing Innovation to Patient Safety with RLDatix

    The Trust attends more than half a million emergency calls every year and transports nearly twice that many patients to and from routine hospital appointments.

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  • Four Seasons: RLDatix is central to business of of the UK's largest independent health care provider

    Four Seasons: RLDatix is central to business of of the UK's largest independent health care provider

    Four Seasons first deployed RLDatix patient safety software in 2010 to replace an in-house developed system that could no longer accommodate the healthcare provider's incident reporting needs.

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  • University Hospitals Bristol is outstanding with RLDatix

    University Hospitals Bristol is outstanding with RLDatix

    In 2014, University Hospitals Bristol began to question the patient safety and risk management system they were using, as it was quite onerous to work with and efficiency was a major problem

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  • Patient Safety Learning: The Launch

    Patient Safety Learning: The Launch

    Yesterday, Patient Safety Learning was launched at an event in London. With almost 100 attendees spanning all areas across the healthcare sector...

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  • What to look for in patient safety software

    What to look for in patient safety software

    First, we are presuming your organisation needs patient safety software. If this is a lingering question for your executive team, then let’s address that first.

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  • How to improve patient experience and patient safety

    How to improve patient experience and patient safety

    Despite countless advancements made over decades of technological and medical innovation, healthcare providers continue to grapple with some core issues

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  • Modernising patient outreach through web-based forms

    Modernising patient outreach through web-based forms

    One of the most essential aspects of a healthcare organisation is the way in which its caregivers communicate with their patients.

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  • Patient Safety Learning

    Patient Safety Learning

    In recent months, I’ve been working with colleagues to set up a new patient safety organisation.

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  • RLDatix Patient Safety Conference 2018

    RLDatix Patient Safety Conference 2018

    On the 13th November we held the bi-annual RLDatix Patient Safety Conference at the iconic Royal College of Physicians. The theme of the conference was ‘Data into actions and insights'

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  • An important lesson from the aviation industry

    An important lesson from the aviation industry

    Over the past decade, healthcare has taken many notes from the aviation industry, including the importance of checklists, cyclical processing, evaluation of safety events

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  • The problems with incident reporting

    The problems with incident reporting

    In 2012, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a little-known report...

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