The view from the Quality Observatory

It’s been a labour of love and occasional frustration but through hard work and a dedicated delivery team the NHS Safety Thermometer Classic webtool is ready for launch. Many of you will be familiar with the site as we already publish some of the public analysis through it and it’s been the home of the Medication Safety Thermometer data collection throughout the testing phase. 

But now you can use the site as an alternative data collection mechanism of the ‘Classic’ too.  You can use the webtool to collect your data over a broadband, wifi or 3G connection and then export it, load into your local FrontLine Safety Thermometer and submit it to HSCIC in the usual way.

Full details and step by step training can be found on the site.  To get your organisation set up and ready to go, please send a request to the Safety Thermometer Team.

Following some useful feedback from trusts, we’ve also added some ward level analytics alongside e-learning to help you make the most of the analysis available on the website; check out the analysis menu for more.