Never Events, Ten Thousand Feet, UK Safety Initiative for Operating Teams

Who we are

Ten Thousand Feet UK is a Consultancy led by Rob Tomlinson in collaboration with the Association for Perioperative Practice.  

'Never Events' within the NHS are still on the rise with distraction and a loss of situational awareness still being cited as one of the main causes.  Our aim is to embed new patient safety culture into operating theatre teams nationwide, so at any time, anyone working in the theatre who needs to focus their attention at the task in hand can can use the language tool “Ten Thousand Feet” to improve team efficiency and most importantly patient safety.

Ten Thousand Feet can be used by any member of the operative team. This 'ground-up' philosophy recognises that every team member has an important role & function to fulfil on the patient's journey.

At the end of the workshop theatre staff from Consultants, Nurses, ODPs and untrained colleagues will be educated and empowered to use this concept in a safe and effective manner.

Our consultancy offers workshops within your workplace with a proven track record of success.  Training is delivered by full time Nurse Rob Tomlinson, still working day to day in operating theatres.

The training takes a 'ground up' approach, offering a totally new perspective designed specifically to help improve function, safety and efficiency.



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