Ensuring quality care for end-of-life patients is a priority in palliative medicine. When optimising patient safety a trust’s quality improvement should be closely aligned with a mortality review process.

Dr Dan Monnery is Patient Safety Lead at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust. A consultant in palliative medicine, he is interested in using the mortality review process as a means of learning lessons about the quality of care we give patients.

In this session from Patient Safety 2021: Driving Improvement in Systems and Culture Across the NHS, Dr Monnery shares how the mortality review process was developed, whilst outlining the benefits to the trust, patients and families.

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Dr Dan Monnery from the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre discusses why inpatient deaths should inform the development of better patient safety strategies.

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