C A Vincent

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Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Communication patterns in a UK emergency department
    Maria Woloshynowych
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Emerg Med 50:407-13. 2007
  2. pmc A clinical "near miss" highlights risk management issues surrounding ultrasound-guided and wire-localised breast resections
    Daniel Richard Leff
    Department of Breast Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Patient Saf Surg 6:15. 2012
  3. pmc The safe insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters: a mixed methods descriptive study of the availability of the equipment needed
    Bryony Dean Franklin
    Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College, London, UK
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:15. 2012
  4. pmc A longitudinal, multi-level comparative study of quality and safety in European hospitals: the QUASER study protocol
    Glenn B Robert
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, 57 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8WA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:285. 2011
  5. pmc Missing clinical information in NHS hospital outpatient clinics: prevalence, causes and effects on patient care
    Susan J Burnett
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College London, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:114. 2011
  6. pmc Patient safety alerts: a balance between evidence and action
    C A Vincent
    Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W21 NY, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 91:F314-5. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Learning from litigation. The role of claims analysis in patient safety
    Charles Vincent
    Smith and Nephew Foundation, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:665-74. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint [Patients and doctors experiences of iatrogenic injury]
    Charles Vincent
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College, London
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 98:593-9. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Social scientists and patient safety: critics or contributors?
    Charles Vincent
    Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Biosurgery and Technology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 69:1777-9. 2009
  10. pmc Multidisciplinary centres for safety and quality improvement: learning from climate change science
    Charles Vincent
    Department Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, London, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:i73-8. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Communication patterns in a UK emergency department
    Maria Woloshynowych
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Emerg Med 50:407-13. 2007
    ..The nurse in charge of the ED plays a crucial role in maintaining communication flow. The aims of this study are to identify the features of the communication load on the nurse in charge of the ED...
  2. pmc A clinical "near miss" highlights risk management issues surrounding ultrasound-guided and wire-localised breast resections
    Daniel Richard Leff
    Department of Breast Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Patient Saf Surg 6:15. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  3. pmc The safe insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters: a mixed methods descriptive study of the availability of the equipment needed
    Bryony Dean Franklin
    Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College, London, UK
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:15. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc A longitudinal, multi-level comparative study of quality and safety in European hospitals: the QUASER study protocol
    Glenn B Robert
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, 57 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8WA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:285. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Missing clinical information in NHS hospital outpatient clinics: prevalence, causes and effects on patient care
    Susan J Burnett
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College London, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:114. 2011
    ..This is the first study to present such figures for the UK and the first to look at how clinicians respond, including the associated impact on patient care...
  6. pmc Patient safety alerts: a balance between evidence and action
    C A Vincent
    Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W21 NY, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 91:F314-5. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Learning from litigation. The role of claims analysis in patient safety
    Charles Vincent
    Smith and Nephew Foundation, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:665-74. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint [Patients and doctors experiences of iatrogenic injury]
    Charles Vincent
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College, London
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 98:593-9. 2004
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Social scientists and patient safety: critics or contributors?
    Charles Vincent
    Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Biosurgery and Technology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 69:1777-9. 2009
    ..However, if social scientists are to have a real impact they need to do more than simply offer critiques of patient safety and move to active engagement with clinicians and patient safety researchers...
  10. pmc Multidisciplinary centres for safety and quality improvement: learning from climate change science
    Charles Vincent
    Department Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, London, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:i73-8. 2011
    ..In this paper, we address some of the pragmatic challenges of creating such centres and consider how the right groups and networks of researchers and practitioners might be assembled...
  11. pmc Systems approaches to surgical quality and safety: from concept to measurement
    Charles Vincent
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 239:475-82. 2004
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Incident reporting in one UK accident and emergency department
    Catherine M Tighe
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Campus, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Accid Emerg Nurs 14:27-37. 2006
    ..This research may have implications for the incident reporting process in other specialities as well as in other hospitals...
  13. pmc Defining the technical skills of teamwork in surgery
    A N Healey
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College, University of London, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:231-4. 2006
    ..However, the measures employed for enhancing teamwork in training and practice will need to vary in their object of analysis, level of technical specificity, and system scope...
  14. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of information transfer through the continuum of surgical care: a feasibility study
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Centre for Patient Safety and Surgical Quality, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 252:402-7. 2010
    ..To evaluate information transfer and communication (ITC) across the surgical care pathway with the use of Information Transfer and Communication Assessment Tool for Surgery (ITCAS)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Measuring intra-operative interference from distraction and interruption observed in the operating theatre
    A N Healey
    Department of Biosurgery and Technology, Clinical Safety Research, Imperial College, University of London, 10th Floor QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Ergonomics 49:589-604. 2006
    ..The findings highlight the need to further develop measures of interference, to assess its variation, intensity and its effect on surgical team performance...
  16. doi request reprint How to improve patient safety in surgery
    Charles Vincent
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College, University of London
    J Health Serv Res Policy 15:40-3. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Judgment analysis: a method for quantitative evaluation of trainee surgeons' judgments of surgical risk
    Ros Jacklin
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Rd, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 195:183-8. 2008
    ..Surgical judgment and decision making require valid methods of assessment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of judgment analysis as a technique for quantitative evaluation of surgeons' risk estimates...
  18. doi request reprint How willing are patients to question healthcare staff on issues related to the quality and safety of their healthcare? An exploratory study
    R E Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:90-6. 2008
    ..One in 10 patients admitted to hospital will suffer an adverse event as a result of their medical treatment. A reduction in adverse events could happen if patients could be engaged successfully in monitoring their care...
  19. doi request reprint A decision-making learning and assessment tool in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Sudip K Sarker
    University Department of Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 23:197-203. 2009
    ..It aims to accumulate several years of varied surgical experience, so the trainee can start to learn the complexities of surgical decision making in various types of cases. In this study we aim to validate the tool...
  20. doi request reprint Mapping surgical practice decision making: an interview study to evaluate decisions in surgical care
    Ros Jacklin
    Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Surg 195:689-96. 2008
    ..Training surgeons in vital decision-making skills remains unstructured. We aimed to map a process of care from the perspective of surgical decision making and test whether it could be deconstructed into an accessible format for trainees...
  21. doi request reprint Annoyances, disruptions, and interruptions in surgery: the Disruptions in Surgery Index (DiSI)
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 32:1643-50. 2008
    ..Recent studies have investigated disruptions to surgical process via observation. We developed the Disruptions in Surgery Index (DiSI) to assess operating room professionals' self-perceptions of disruptions that affect surgical processes...
  22. doi request reprint Perceptions of the impact of a large-scale collaborative improvement programme: experience in the UK Safer Patients Initiative
    Jonathan Benn
    Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:524-40. 2009
    ..We report a multi-method preliminary study based upon phase 1 of SPI to understand participant's perceptions of the local impact of the programme and to form the basis of future research in this area...
  23. doi request reprint Improving reliability of clinical care practices for ventilated patients in the context of a patient safety improvement initiative
    Anna Pinto
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:180-7. 2011
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Studying large-scale programmes to improve patient safety in whole care systems: challenges for research
    Jonathan Benn
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, QEQM Building Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Soc Sci Med 69:1767-76. 2009
    ..This requires a sociotechnical approach, rather than focusing upon one microsystem, disciplinary perspective or single level of the system...
  25. ncbi request reprint Information transfer and communication in surgery: a systematic review
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 252:225-39. 2010
    ..We conducted a systematic review of published literature to gain a better understanding of interprofessional information transfer and communication (ITC) in hospital setting in the field of surgical and anesthetic care...
  26. doi request reprint A systematic quantitative assessment of risks associated with poor communication in surgical care
    Kamal Nagpal
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Building, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Arch Surg 145:582-8. 2010
    ..Health care failure mode and effect analysis identifies critical processes prone to information transfer and communication failures and suggests interventions to improve these failures...
  27. doi request reprint Organisational readiness: exploring the preconditions for success in organisation-wide patient safety improvement programmes
    Susan Burnett
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Room 508, Medical School Building, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:313-7. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Medical engagement in organisation-wide safety and quality-improvement programmes: experience in the UK Safer Patients Initiative
    Anam Parand
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, Rm 503, 5th Floor Wright Fleming Building, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e44. 2010
    ..To identify factors affecting doctors' engagement with the Safer Patients Initiative (SPI)...
  29. doi request reprint Variations in the application of various perfusion technologies in Great Britain and Ireland--a national survey
    Oliver J Warren
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Artif Organs 34:200-5. 2010
    ..While some variation between centers is to be expected, as innovative technologies are adopted at varying rates, surveys such as this are useful for alerting clinicians to gaps between evidence-based knowledge and clinical practice...
  30. doi request reprint Predictors of the perceived impact of a patient safety collaborative: an exploratory study
    Anna Pinto
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:173-81. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of various factors on the perceived impact of a patient safety improvement collaborative in the UK, the Safer Patients Initiative (SPI)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Development of assessing generic and specific technical skills in laparoscopic surgery
    Sudip K Sarker
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, South Wharf Rd, 10th Floor QEQM Bldg, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Am J Surg 191:238-44. 2006
    ..Assessing live laparoscopic surgery using structured methodology is still in its infancy; however, it removes bias and subjectivity. We critique a new assessment tool for technical skills in laparoscopic surgery...
  32. ncbi request reprint Understanding and responding to adverse events
    Charles Vincent
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College School of Science, Technology, and Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, London
    N Engl J Med 348:1051-6. 2003
  33. pmc Surgical crisis management skills training and assessment: a simulation[corrected]-based approach to enhancing operating room performance
    Krishna Moorthy
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Surg 244:139-47. 2006
    ..Our aim was to develop a surgical crisis simulation and evaluate its feasibility, realism, and validity of the measures used to assess performance...
  34. ncbi request reprint The human face of simulation: patient-focused simulation training
    Roger Kneebone
    Surgical Education, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London
    Acad Med 81:919-24. 2006
    ..Finally, the case is made for curriculum redesign to ensure that simulator-based technical skills training and assessment take place within an authentic context that reflects the wider elements of clinical practice...
  35. pmc Technical and technological skills assessment in laparoscopic surgery
    Sudip K Sarker
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    JSLS 10:284-92. 2006
    ..Assessing technical skills in a structured manner is still not widely used. Laparoscopic surgery also requires the surgeon to be competent in technological aspects of the operation...
  36. pmc Hospital staff should use more than one method to detect adverse events and potential adverse events: incident reporting, pharmacist surveillance and local real-time record review may all have a place
    Sisse Olsen
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio surgery and Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:40-4. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint The problem of engaging hospital doctors in promoting safety and quality in clinical care
    Graham Neale
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 INY UK
    J R Soc Promot Health 127:87-94. 2007
    ..In this article we explore the historical and cultural background of these issues with respect to hospital medicine and suggest means of tackling the challenges ahead...
  38. ncbi request reprint Causes of prescribing errors in hospital inpatients: a prospective study
    Bryony Dean
    Centre for Practice and Policy, School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, UK
    Lancet 359:1373-8. 2002
    ..They have not, however, been applied to prescribing errors, which are a great cause of patient harm. Our aim was to use this approach to investigate the causes of such errors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Constructing hierarchical task analysis in surgery
    Sudip K Sarker
    Academic Surgery Unit, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Surg Endosc 22:107-11. 2008
    ..Specific technical skills are required to complete a task or subtask, which can be depicted by hierarchical task analysis (HTA). In this study we aim to demonstrate a reliable and valid method to construct a surgical HTA...
  40. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary crisis simulations: the way forward for training surgical teams
    Shabnam Undre
    Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College and St, Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    World J Surg 31:1843-53. 2007
    ..Recently safety skills training has been applied in the practice of medicine. In this study, we developed and piloted a module using multidisciplinary crisis scenarios in a simulated operating theatre to train entire surgical teams...
  41. ncbi request reprint Decision making in laparoscopic surgery: a prospective, independent and blinded analysis
    Sudip K Sarker
    Academic Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
    Int J Surg 6:98-105. 2008
    ..In our present study we aim to assess operative decision making by trainee and expert surgeons by using hierarchical task analysis (HTA) as a method to map out decision making in surgery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Assessing the teaching of technical skills
    Sudip K Sarker
    Clinical Safety Research Units, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, 89 Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 4AX, United Kingdom
    Am J Surg 189:416-8. 2005
    ..There is a lack of structured instruments to assess how technical skills are taught. We aimed to develop a practical assessment tool that is easy to use and will assess the teaching of technical skills...
  43. doi request reprint Patient involvement in patient safety: How willing are patients to participate?
    R E Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, 10 floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:108-14. 2011
    ..Despite growing recognition internationally that patients can help to promote their own safety, little evidence exists on how willing patients are to take on an active role...
  44. pmc Developing observational measures of performance in surgical teams
    A N Healey
    Imperial College London, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, 10th Floor QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, London W2 1NY, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i33-40. 2004
    ....
  45. pmc Measuring and enhancing elective service performance in NHS operating theatres: an overview
    Erik Mayer
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    J R Soc Med 101:273-7. 2008
  46. doi request reprint Postoperative handover: problems, pitfalls, and prevention of error
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Centre for Patient Safety and Surgical Quality, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 252:171-6. 2010
    ..To identify the information transfer and communication problems in postoperative handover and to develop and validate a novel protocol for standardizing this communication...
  47. doi request reprint Mortality in high-risk emergency general surgical admissions
    N R A Symons
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK
    Br J Surg 100:1318-25. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify and explore variability in mortality amongst high-risk emergency general surgery admissions to English NHS hospital Trusts...
  48. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing stigma: a comparison of Greek-Cypriot and English attitudes towards mental illness in north London
    Chris Papadopoulos
    St Ann s Hospital, St Ann s Road, Research and Development Department, London, N15 3TH, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:430-4. 2002
    ..Previous research points to particularly strong stigmatising attitudes in Greek and Greek Cypriots (Triandis 1989). It is unclear whether these attitudes continue to be held by UK-born Greek Cypriots...
  49. ncbi request reprint The incidence of prescribing errors in hospital inpatients: an overview of the research methods
    Bryony Dean Franklin
    Academic Pharmacy Unit, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, UK
    Drug Saf 28:891-900. 2005
    ..Therefore, the most appropriate method depends on the study's aims. However, using a combination of methods is likely to be the most useful approach if comprehensive data are required...
  50. pmc Incident reporting and patient safety
    Charles Vincent
    BMJ 334:51. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint Making the case for a qualitative study of medical errors in primary care
    Anton J Kuzel
    Department of Family Practice, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Qual Health Res 13:743-80. 2003
    ..The authors make explicit the anticipated concerns of reviewers more accustomed to quantitative research proposals and the arguments and strategies employed to address them...
  52. pmc Patient reports of preventable problems and harms in primary health care
    Anton J Kuzel
    Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:333-40. 2004
    ..The principal aims of this study were to develop patient-focused typologies of medical errors and harms in primary care settings and to discern which medical errors and harms seem to be the most important...
  53. ncbi request reprint Assessing the likelihood of an important clinical outcome: new insights from a comparison of clinical and actuarial judgment
    Tim Rakow
    Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
    Med Decis Making 25:262-82. 2005
    ..To assess and rank the performance of different methods of predicting the probability of death following a specified surgical procedure...