Patient Safety Commission
Supporting a culture of safety, continuous learning, and sustainable improvement.
The largest safety improvement initiative in the history of the NHS
Tied in closely with the response to COVID-19
Detailed Programme Information
Supporting a culture of safety, continuous learning, and sustainable improvement
The South West Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC), hosted by the South West AHSN is one of the PSCs across England delivering the National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (SIPs) 2022-23.
SIPs aims to support and encourage a culture of safety, continuous learning, and improvement across the health and care system, helping to reduce the risk of harm and make care safer for all. They support five core areas of work:
In addition to this, the PSC worked closely with partners across the region to ensure patient safety practices were established and maintained during the pandemic.
In 2021-22, as part of the Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme, we improved the implementation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma discharge care bundles in the South West by offering bespoke assistance and networking opportunities. Read more.
For more information please contact the South West AHSN Patient Safety Team.
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