To support North West London (NWL) organisations to embed safety in every aspect of their work.
- Patient and carer views are heard at all levels as critical indicator of safety
- There is a strong ethic of team learning and a shared responsibility for patient safety
- There is transparent North West London-wide data on patient safety
- Organisations are supported to adopt and diffuse best practice in patient safety
Around 8-12% of hospital admissions are associated with one or more adverse events (injury caused during medical management).
To prevent such incidents occurring and to create a proactive safety culture, the Berwick report recommends a number of actions including patient and carer voice being heard at all levels in organisations, NHS organisations developing a learning culture and sharing of best practice, and also all organisations recognising the importance of data transparency. Our programme aims to address these areas.
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- To improve the quality of prescribing amongst junior doctors
- To increase the number of partner organisations and care homes delivering best practice pressure ulcer prevention services/ strategies
- To develop patient safety champion capabilities within organisations
- To increase the number of member organisations with active patient safety engagement programmes
- To improve collaboration and opportunities for continual learning
- To spread adoption of the Health Foundation Patient Safety Framework
- To build an agreed best-practice set of measures to define patient safety
- To improve team working and culture, resilience and wellbeing, in order to reduce absenteeism and improve patient care
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We support NHS England’s Sign up to Safety campaign and are one of their Patient Safety Collaboratives. Click below for more information.Sign up to safety Patient Safety Collaboratives