Organisations should no longer collect ‘classic’ or ‘next generation (Medication, Mental Health, Maternity and C&YPS)’ Safety Thermometer data or submit it to the Safety Thermometer portal. Information on replacement metrics drawn from routinely collected data can be found on the Patient Safety Measurement Unit webpage.

The Safety Thermometer, launched in 2010, was one of the largest and longest-lasting data collection exercises in NHS history. It had a powerful impact in its early years. But more recent evaluations, research and feedback have shown that the data was incomplete, and it was no longer able to support improvement in the intended way. Because of this, new data sources were explored that could take the burden of data collection away from clinical staff and support new improvement initiatives. Ending the Safety Thermometer were publicly consulted on in 2019/20 as part of proposed changes to the NHS Standard Contract. The response supported ending the national collection of Safety Thermometer data from April 2020, and using alternative data sources to continue improving pressure ulcer prevention, falls prevention, VTE prevention and prevention of healthcare-associated infection.

All data collection for the ‘classic’ Safety Thermometer and the ‘next generation’ Safety Thermometers will therefore stop after March 2020. Plans for nationally-produced replacement data to support improvement drawn from routinely collected sources will be provided or signposted on the NHS England and NHS Improvement Patient Safety Measurement Unit webpage as soon as possible.

  • Maternity ST - Addition - Added Collection forms for Maternity ST
  • Maternity ST - Addition - Form Validation processes created and tested
  • Maternity ST - Addition - Collection summary screens and calculated fields created
  • Maternity ST - Addition - "learning" form pop-out on summary screen created. 
  • Medications ST - Fix - Delete survey Button now working .
  • Medications ST - Fix - Header rows disappear after data is added / edited
  • Maternity ST - Addition - Created analytics indictaors and dashboard view
  • Maternity ST - Addition - Created new Theme for Maternity dashboards
  • Maternity ST - Change - added login form to Maternity pages
  • Mental Health ST - Addition - Added Collection forms for Mental Health ST
  • Mental Health ST - Addition - Form Validation processes created and tested
  • Mental Health ST - Addition - Collection summary screens and calculated fields created
  • Mental Health ST - Addition - Created analytics Indicators and dashboard view
  • Mental Health ST - Addition - Created new theme for Mental Health Dashboards
  • Medications ST - Change - Created new medications theme 
  • Medications ST - Fix - many typos identified and fixed
  • Medications ST - Fix - MDT form not saving "staff" field in Internet Explorer 
  • Classic ST - Fix  - Issues with Add new Survey view in Internet Explorer - not showing input fields 

Version 1.3 - released 30 June 2014

  • Classic ST - Addition - Rollover help on survey form
  • Classic ST - Change - Changed wording : "collection" changed to "survey" throughout the Classic tool to match language used in Excel tool
  • Classic ST - Addition -Alert message pops up on the selection of old and new VTE Treatment
  • Classic ST - Change - updated all instances of "collection" for "Survey" - to be consistent with HSCIC excel tool
  • Classic ST - Change - Updated all Instances of "Ward" for "Ward/Team" to be consistent with HSCIC excel tool 
  • Classic - Change - added Headers to survey tables on the survey summary screen, removed "records" and "Updated:" from the rows to create more space for buttons.
  • Classic ST - Change - add table headers to ward/team survey summaries and removed "updated" and "records" from table rows
  • Classic ST - FIX - above change broke the export selection option to select the last survey fo r each ward/team updated the functions
  • Classic ST - FIX - Updated the Data Export Process for "selected surveys" the exported file is now generated in the following format:  
      STWebtoolExport_Selected_(d-m-Y_H:m:s).xls
  • Classic ST - FIX - Updated the Data Export Process for "Submission Format" the exported file is now generated in the following format:  
    • STWebtoolExport_SubmissionFormat_(d-m-Y_H:m:s).xls
  • Classic ST - Addition - Survey level deletions - Admin level users can now delete entire surveys, the system also generates a transaction log for the Exports to HSCIC Formats. Non Admin users will see a note asking them to contact an administrator
  • Classic ST - Change -  Flag options update to include "N/A" option, Checkbox has been replaced with "togglable" icons:

  • Medications ST - addition - MDT form 

Version 1.4 - released 30 July 2014

 

  • Medications ST - Fixed - Debug Popups showing on form save 

 

  • Medications ST - Change - Age Range options have been modified .

The old options : <18, 19-40, 41-69,>70, not documented

The new options : Under 18, 18-24, 25-44, 45-59, 60-74, 75 or over

IMPORTANT NOTE :

ALL DATA for this field will need to be re-evaluated. 

Any data for all old age ranges is now invalid EXCEPT  the <18 option.

 

  • Medication ST - Change -  Amount of prescribed meds options have been modified 

The old options : 0, 1-4 , 5-15, >15

The new Options: 0, 1-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, More than 20.

IMPORTANT NOTE :

ALL DATA for this field will need to be re-evaluated.

Any data for all old age ranges is now invalid EXCEPT  the 0 and 1-4 options.

 

  • Medication ST - Change - Removal of number of Ommissions Question "How many omitted doses has the patient had of any regular medication in the last 24 hours ?"

Question has been removed :- all data stored for this field will also be removed

 

  • Medication ST - Addition - Ommissions Option added :- "Any Other Regularly Prescribed Medicine"

  

  • Medication ST - Addition - Omission Question (1.6) - extended options - If Ommission is triggered ("Yes") then extended options appear:

Extended Options Checkboxes are available for each option in Question 1.6.

Extended Options :

'Valid clinical reason e.g. low BP '

'Outstanding reconcilliation','O/S recon.'

'Medicine not available','Not available'

'Route not available (e.g NBM, IV line tissued)'

'Patient absent at meds round'

'Patient refused'

'Not Documented ' 

'Other'

 

  • All ST - Change - Data Storage Model - amendment to "reference" field to include "_" separator for reference elements