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The following are selected publications from the OHI team on topics of relevance to the work of Oxford Healthcare Improvement.


  • Reen GK, Silber E, Langdon DW. Best Methods of Communicating Clinical Trial Data to Improve Understanding of Treatments for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Value in Health. 2018;21(7):762–6.


  • Behrman S, Wilkinson P, Lloyd H, Vincent C. Patient safety in community dementia services: what can we learn from the experiences of caregivers and healthcare professionals? Age Ageing. 2017;46(3):518-21.
  • Crisp H., Delivering a national approach to patient flow in Wales’, Health Foundation, London, 2017. Free download available:
  • Crisp H., Chapter 9 – Sharing Healthcare Improvements: Presenting and Communicating Improvement Results, inImproving Healthcare, a handbook for practitioners’, Baillie L., Maxwell E., ed.s, Routledge 2017
  • Inada-Kim M, Page B, Maqsood I, Vincent C. Defining and measuring suspicion of sepsis: an analysis of routine data. BMJ Open. 2017;7(6):e014885.
  • Macrae C, Vincent C. A new national safety investigator for healthcare: the road ahead. J R Soc Med. 2017;110(3):90-2.
  • Reen GK, Silber E, Langdon DW. Interventions to support risk and benefit understanding of disease-modifying drugs in Multiple Sclerosis patients: A systematic review. Patient education and counseling. 2017 Jun;100(6):1031-48.
  • Reen GK, Silber E, Langdon DW. Multiple sclerosis patients’ understanding and preferences for risks and benefits of disease-modifying drugs: A systematic review. Journal of the neurological sciences. 2017 Apr 15;375:107-22.


  • Bailey J, Page B, Ndimande N, Connell J, Vincent C. Absconding: reducing failure to return in adult mental health wards. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016;5(1).
  • Vincent C, Amalberti R. Safer healthcare. Strategies for the real world. London: Springer; 2016.


  • Cyhlarova E, Crepaz-Keay D, Reeves R, Morgan M, Iemmi V, Knapp M. An evaluation of peer-led self-management training for people with severe psychiatric diagnoses. J Mental Health Training, Education & Practice 2015; 10:1.
  • Reeves R, West E. Changes in in-patients’ experiences of hospital care in England over a 12-year period: a secondary analysis of national survey data. J Health Serv Res Policy 2015; 20:3 131-137.


  • Barron D, West E, Reeves R. It takes patience and persistence to get negative feedback about patients’ experiences: a secondary analysis of national inpatient survey data. BMC Health Serv Res 2014; 14:153.
  • Macrae C, Vincent C. Learning from failure: the need for independent safety investigation in healthcare. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2014;107(11):439-43.
  • Newton P, Reeves R, West E, Schofield P. Patient-centred assessment and management of pain for older adults with dementia in care home and acute settings. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 2014; 24:139-144.
  • Parand A, Dopson S, Renz A, Vincent C. The role of hospital managers in quality and patient safety: a systematic review. Bmj Open. 2014;4(9).
  • Reeves R, West E. Patient feedback as a way to improve quality of care. British Medical Journal 2014;348:16.
  • Vincent C, Burnett S, Carthey J. Safety measurement and monitoring in healthcare: a framework to guide clinical teams and healthcare organisations in maintaining safety. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2014;23(8):670-7.


  • Pérotin V, Zamora B, Reeves R, Bartlett W, Allen P. Does hospital ownership affect patient experience? An investigation into public-private sector differences in England. Journal of Health Economics 2013;32:633-646.
  • Reeves R, West E, Barron D. Facilitated patient experience feedback can improve nursing care: a pilot study for a phase III cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research 2013; 13:259.


  • Reeves R, Why the friends and family test won’t work. 7th December 2012, Health Services Journal, England.


  • Carthey J, Walker S, Deelchand V, Vincent C, Griffiths W. Breaking the rules: understanding non-compliance with policies and guidelines. British Medical Journal. 2011;343.
  • Vincent C, Batalden P, Davidoff F. Multidisciplinary centres for safety and quality improvement: learning from climate change science. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2011;20(Suppl 1):i73-i8.


  • Vincent C. Patient safety. 2nd ed. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell; 2010.


  • Benn J, Burnett S, Parand A, Pinto A, Iskander S, Vincent C. Studying large-scale programmes to improve patient safety in whole care systems: Challenges for research. Social Science & Medicine. 2009;69(12):1767-76.
  • Benn J, Koutantji M, Wallace L, Spurgeon P, Rejman M, Healey A, et al. Feedback from incident reporting: information and action to improve patient safety. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 2009;18(1):11-U33.


  • Reeves R, Seccombe I. Do patient surveys work? The influence of a national survey programme on local quality improvement initiatives. Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2008;17: 437-441.


  • Davis RE, Jacklin R, Sevdalis N, Vincent CA. Patient involvement in patient safety: what factors influence patient participation and engagement? Health Expectations. 2007;10(3):259-67.
  • Olsen S, Neale G, Schwab K, Psaila B, Patel T, Chapman EJ, et al. Hospital staff should use more than one method to detect adverse events and potential adverse events: incident reporting, pharmacist surveillance and local real-time record review may all have a place. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2007;16(1):40-4.
  • Raleigh VS, Irons R, Hawe E, Scobie S, Cook A, Reeves R, Petruckevitch A, Harrison J. Ethnic variations in the experiences of mental health service users in England. British Journal of Psychiatry 2007; 191:304-312.
  • Vincent C. Incident reporting and patient safety. British Medical Journal. 2007;334(7584):51.

Last updated: 11 September, 2018