The West of England Patient Safety Collaborative is one of 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives across the UK which were set up after the Berwick report into the safety of patients in England. Priority safety areas are set by each individual collaborative to ensure they meet the local needs and have the biggest impact.
Through our Collaborative we are facilitating local patients and healthcare staff to work together to enhance the safety of our patients whilst in healthcare services, making sure their wellbeing is paramount at all times.
Priority safety areas are set by each individual collaborative to ensure they meet the local needs and have the biggest impact. These are implemented and tested within local healthcare organisations before being shared nationally with the other Collaboratives.
We have signed up to the patient safety campaign Sign up to Safety, which is one of a set of national initiatives in England to help the NHS improve the safety of patient care. Collectively and cumulatively these initiatives aim to reduce avoidable harm by 50% and support the ambition to save 6,000 lives. Find out more here.
Our work is already having a tangible impact. To find out more, use the navigation menu on the right.
Throughout our work we regularly identify events which may be of interest to our stakeholders. Please find below a calendar of these events: