- September 10, 2019
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Sign up for a chance to win free entry to this fantastic Patient Safety Conference worth £175 + VAT
A New Strategy For Patient Safety-insight, Infrastructure, Initiatives
- October 16, 2019
- 08:30 to 16:30
- The Studio, Manchester
“Patient Safety is the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people during the provision of healthcare”.
Although the NHS strives to provide patients with the safest possible care, there are times, unfortunately, when things go wrong. Around two million patient safety related incidents are reported every year, with most occurring within the acute, mental health and community care sectors.
The NHS Long Term Plan highlighted several safety issues that need to be addressed; the fear of blame and retribution which curtails reporting and learning, lack of staff understanding of patient safety matters and workforce issues. With the aim to make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world, a new strategy for patient safety sets out plans to focus on continuous learning and measurable improvement.
Based on three principles which are; A Just Culture, Openness and Transparency and Continuous Improvement, the strategy recognises three areas of work priority: Insight, Infrastructure and Initiatives.