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SAFE-LEAD - Improving quality and safety in primary care

Many leaders in primary care experience a lack of effective tools in dealing with quality and safety issues to ensure that patients receive the best possible care and safe healthcare services.

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Facts
Project manager

Professor Siri Wiig

Project period

2016 - 2020

Funding

The Research Council of Norway, HELSEVEL and the University of Stavanger

Budget

22 millions

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There is a need for improved quality and safety competencies among leaders in home healthcare and nursing homes. The goal of SAFE-LEAD is to respond to this need.

The SAFE-LEAD Primary Care project, builds on the outcomes of the recent EU FP7 project QUASER. The project will develop, implement, and evaluate a research-based quality and safety improvement tool (leadership guide) in Norwegian primary care setting.

Implementing a Leadership Intervention

The overall aim of this implementation study is to build leadership competence and guide primary care managers in their efforts to advance and improve vital quality and safety strategies, attitudes and practices. A leadership intervention will be tested in different primary care contexts including 4 nursing homes and 4 homecare services in Norwegian municipalities (rural/city). The Norwegian results will be compared with Dutch results from similar implementation projects.

The main objective of the project is to enhance leadership competencies and provide measures for safer, more efficient management and organization of primary care services.

Find more information and recent publications in the Research Council's project bank.

Researchers

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Co-researchers

  • Berit Ullebust, Førde municipality - Center for Development of Institutional and Home Care Services, Sogn and Fjordane County
  • Line Hurup Thomsen, Stavanger municipality - Center for Develpoment of Institutional and Home Care Services, Rogaland County
  • Elisabeth Holen Rabbersvik, Songdalen municipality - Center for Development of Institutional and Home Care Services, Vest-Agder county
  • Anne Torhild Sandvik Pedersen, next of kin representative
  • Elsa Kristiansen, patient representative
  • Torunn Grinvoll, Directorate of Health v/Patient and User Ombudsman, Vestfold County

Expert advisory board

  • Professor Roland Bal (leder), ERASMUS University, Rotterdam, Nederland
  • Professor Olav Røise, Oslo Universitetssykehus, Universitetet i Oslo, Universitetet i Stavanger, Norge
  • Professor Boel Anderson-Gäre, Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, Adjunct Professor The Dartmouth Institute, NH, USA
  • Dr Janet Anderson, Reader in Health Care Improvement, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, England

Partnere

  • Associate Professor Hester van de Bovenkamp, ERASMUS University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Professor Roland Bal, ERASMUS University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Tanja Manser, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland