The National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (NatPatSIPs) are a key part of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, and collectively form the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS.
The programme’s aim is to promote safer care and reduce error and harm, so the NHS becomes comparable with the safest health care services in the world by 2025.
The Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) are key delivery partners of the national programmes. PSCs are hosted by Academic Health Science Networks, and have expertise in supporting safer care initiatives, working across organisational boundaries, coaching teams, building capability, measuring change and supporting improvement approaches.
They do this by working with all health and care settings, such as maternity units, mental health trusts, care homes and Integrated Care Systems.
At the heart of the work, and underpinning all of the workstreams, the PSCs support:
The delivery of the safety improvement programmes is shaped by the following key enablers:
You can find out more about our work in each of the safety improvement programmes across the region below:
The ManDetSIP aims to reduce deterioration-associated harm by improving the prevention, identification, escalation and response to physical deterioration, through better system co-ordination and as part of safe and reliable pathways of care by March 2024.
The MatNeoSIP aims to reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal death and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025.
The aim of the programme is to create optimal conditions for patient safety improvement to flourish through working closely with integrated care systems (ICSs).
MedSIP aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50% by March 2024.
The MHSIP aims to improve safety and outcomes of mental health care by reducing unwarranted variation and providing a high-quality healthcare experience for all the people across the system by March 2024.
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