The Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MH SIP) is a three year national AHSN programme commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of the Patient Safety Strategy. It aims to support mental health trusts test and scale interventions designed to improve safety in inpatient settings.
The programme has three primary objectives:
The work will be underpinned by the principles of quality improvement, co-design and patient safety learning. A Wessex Patient Safety Network will support the programme, bringing together individuals and organisations concerned with safer care and improved outcomes in mental health in a dedicated space for improvement, shared learning, and growth.
Wessex is working with 4 other Patient Safety Collaboratives to deliver the South of England Collaborative to support the MH SIP.
This collaborative includes members of 16 Mental Health providers that are working with Wessex, South West, Kent Surrey and Sussex and Oxford AHSNs.