Patient Safety Support Fund (PSSF)
The PSSF is designed to support Wessex NHS and Social Care organisations, networks and project teams to start or progress projects focused on improving patient safety in three areas; Deterioration, Maternity and Safety Culture.
As the fund allocation per bid is relatively small (up to £5k) it is anticipated (but not mandatory) that the PSSF will be used to support part of a wider project.
We have not stipulated how the funds can be spent so as not to restrict access or imagination; applications may include, for example, requests for event costs, design and printing or small equipment funding.
With specific reference to equipment, we are looking to support new and innovative items that contribute to patient safety and are not usually funded by host organisations. For example we would not routinely support bids for trolleys, mattresses or wheelchairs nor replacement equipment.
We are delighted that the 18/19 budget has been allocated to support 3 new projects in Wessex. Details will follow shortly.
Allocation of resources across the year is variable and dependent on the PSC budget. At this time there is no PSC budget available to support new bids. We will review the position in December to see if we can allocate additional funding.