The NHS Patient Safety Strategy
The NHS Patient Safety Strategy describes how the NHS will continuously improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems.
Patient safety is about maximising the things that go right and minimising the things that go wrong. It is integral to the NHS’ definition of quality in healthcare, alongside effectiveness and patient experience.
It is human to make mistakes so we, the NHS, need to continuously reduce the potential for error by learning and acting when things go wrong. In this spirit, we will report progress against this strategy annually and update it as needed.
This NHS Website includes the following documents:
The Patient Safety Strategy was updated in February 2021, please find most recent report here.
The Academic Health Science Network’s (AHSN) plan for patient safety demonstrates a commitment to working in partnership to support the delivery of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy: Safer culture, safer systems, safer patients published in 2019.
The report highlights some of the AHSNs successes at bringing together innovators and improvers in the work we have delivered so far; describing how this has been achieved and what lessons have been learned along the way.
The report can be downloaded from the AHSN website or from the resource zone on the right hand side of this webpage.