NHS England Plans for Improving Patient Safety (NHS England)

Summary

NHS England plans to launch a number of patient safety collaborative programmes, create an NHS Improvements Fellows Programme, ensure patient safety data is easily accessible, publish never events data and refresh the Patient Safety Alerts system.

These steps to improve the safety of patients are components in a co-ordinated response to the Francis Inquiry Report, involving:

  1. Patient Safety Collaborative Programmes will create a network across the entire country to assist frontline teams, experts, patients and commissioners to tackle known patient safety problems, and to promote the sharing of ideas and learning to improve safety.
  2. An NHS Improvements Fellows Programme will involve the appointment of 5,000 fellows within five years. Fellows will be champions, experts, leaders and motivators in patient safety.
  3. Patient Safety Data will be more accessible. Up-to-date information on patient safety issues – including staffing, pressure sores, falls and other key patient safety indicators – will be available for patients and the public.
  4. Never Events Data will be published – for the first time – making the NHS a world leader among health services for openness and transparency.
  5. The Patient Safety Alerts System will be re-launched, giving a framework for organisations to understand issues and respond to patient safety risks.

Read more: NHS England. NHS England promises new and far-reaching drive to improve patient safety.

Reference

NHS England promises new and far-reaching drive to improve patient safety. London: NHS England, November 19th 2013.

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