24th October 2019

The BMJ’s celebration of the 50th anniversary, two years earlier, had carried an article previewing the ideas that Organisation with a Memory (OwaM) introduced. View here

OwaM anticipated Sir Ian Kennedy’s report of the ‘Bristol Inquiry’, introducing ideas and principles around patient safety and clinical governance, an infrastructure and practices of oversight of standards of service and clinical practice within the NHS that was intended to ensure the experience of Bristol would not be repeated.