The objectives and study aim of the Surgical Checklist Implementation Project...
Earlier this year, the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist was modified and mandated for use in NHS Trusts in England, by the NPSA. Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have recently been awarded an NIHR grant to undertake an in-depth national evaluation of the Checklist in England, with emphasis on Checklist usability and contribution to safer care delivery.
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Scarborough & North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust
South London Healthcare NHS Trust
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Winchester & Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Four Studies
There are two programmes of research within this evaluation: one is to evaluate the diffusion of the Checklist and its usage
across NHS organisations and the other is to evaluate the impact of the Checklist on clinical processes and outcomes.
Twenty NHS Trusts across England are being invited to participate in this research, as follows:
STUDY 3: A further subset of 5 Trusts will, in addition to the survey and the interviews, provide observational data on how the Checklist is actually used in theatres. The data will be collected in operating theatres in real time via direct but non-intrusive observation of practice by expert researchers of Imperial College London.
STUDY 4: A final subset of 4/5 Trusts will, in addition to the data described above, provide quantitative data on intra-operative and post-operative patient outcome data. In these 4 Trusts, the diffusion of the Checklist will be correlated with patient risk-adjusted data and thus contribute to both components of the study.