Table 4

Top 10 research priorities

1How can patient safety be assured for the most vulnerable in society (eg, people who are frail, have mental health problems or cognitive impairments)?
2How can we make sure that the whole patient is treated, not just one condition and with mental health and physical health both being treated together?
3How can we improve safe communication and coordination of care between primary and secondary care?
4In what ways does work intensity, hours worked and staffing levels affect patient safety/near misses?
5How does continuity of care influence patient safety?
6How well do patients understand the information that has been conveyed to them during the consultation?
7What can primary care do to identify and support people who may be at risk of suicide?
8Which type of practitioner (general practitioner, advanced nurse practitioner, practice nurse) is safest to see which types of patients (acute illnesses, acute or chronic multimorbid)?
9How can information within patient medical records be made available to patients and care providers in a way that protects privacy and improves safety and quality of care?
10How can risks be mitigated to allow for safe complex care at home?