Open Access to patient safety education articles at "Education for Primary Care"

The Education for Primary Care journal has obtained free permanent open access for all WONCA members to five key and most informative leading articles on education for patient safety in primary care. These were commissioned from Paul Bowie, ‎ Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) - ‎NHS Education for Scotland and published serially last year.

This is most apt as the Council of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice has just highlighted, at its meeting at the WONCA World Rural conference in Cairns, the importance of working globally across WONCA World to ensure patient safety.

These articles are written by experts in their subjects and offer truly helpful knowledge and advice. They cover such important areas of training. I am most grateful to Paul Bowie for recognising this and offering the funds to make them widely available.

Val Wass
Chair, WONCA Working Party on Education

The free access patient safety education articles are:

The past, present and future of patient safety education and research in primary care
Paul Bowie, John McKay, Duncan McNab & Carl de Wet

Human factors and ergonomics for primary care
Paul Bowie & Shelly Jeffcott

Human factors in general practice – early thoughts on the educational focus for specialty training and beyond

John McKay, Laura Pickup, Sarah Atkinson, Duncan McNab & Paul Bowie

Understanding and responding when things go wrong: key principles for primary care educators
Duncan McNab, Paul Bowie, Alastair Ross & Jill Morrison

Understanding patient safety performance and educational needs using the ‘Safety-II’ approach for complex systems
Duncan McNab, Paul Bowie, Jill Morrison & Alastair Ross