Update regarding the South West Patient Safety Collaborative

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt gave a speech setting out the direction of reform for the future of the NHS. There were some references to outcomes of the Leadership, Development and Improvement Review (known as the Smith Review) within his speech. It is clear that there continues to be a central emphasis on innovation, improvement, leadership and patient safety. Monitor and the Trust Development Authority (TDA) are to form a joint body ‘NHS Improvement’ which will, in time, assume overall responsibility for patient safety.

The current Patient Safety Collaborative arrangements will continue in the immediate future and certainly for the current financial year 2015-16. Patient safety remains a priority area for the South West AHSN and we shall be continuing with our plans during this financial year including the second wave of IHI training that we have arranged for October.

We shall continue to update you as we hear more details ourselves but in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us on 01392 247903 or info@swahsn.com if you require any further information.

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