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Improving patient safety

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. Find out more about the national Patient Safety Collaborative programme in the 2017 report: A Commitment to Act.

Meeting local needs

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.

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 impact

Our work is already having a tangible impact. To find out more on, click on the banner above or use the navigation menu on the right.

We won the BMJ Patient Safety team of the Year in 2018 and Award for Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Systems for our work to improve the reliability of recognition and response to the deteriorating patient at the 2018 HSJ Patient Safety awards

We won the Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E award at the 2017 Patient Safety awards held at the Manchester Central, Manchester.



Fabulous to get this recognition - we are all so proud of the work and the impact units across the country are having on…

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Final speaker of the day, @tonykellyuk talking about what we have learned from the safety culture surveys across trusts. Read…

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Heather Pritchard, Quality Improvement Manager for NHSI providing clarity on wave 3, the MNHSC, how it fits into the nati…

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For me the importance of trust and psychological safety has been the key take home message from today #MatNeoQI @gsqia…

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