Josephine Ocloo is a senior researcher based at the Centre for Implementation Science, King’s College London and Equality, Diversity, Inclusion lead for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, South London. She is a social scientist, qualitative researcher and activist-scholar, interested in patient safety and participatory methods in collaborating with diverse communities.
Seven years ago, a critical review of the healthcare system’s response to patient deaths revealed systemic challenges. Despite initial reforms, unresolved issues persist, raising concerns about transparency and accountability
With the National Learning from Deaths Programme Board stalled, the bereaved families who were to be involved in its work have once again been left harmed and without any answers, write Dr Josephine Ocloo and David Smith
Why is patient safety and quality improvement excluding so many groups with the poorest health outcomes, asks Josephine Ocloo