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

Up to 1 million patients benefitted from our work in 2016/17

Upcoming events

Throughout our work we regularly identify events which may be of interest to our stakeholders. Please find below a calendar of these events:


If you’d like to keep up-to-date on the work of the Patient Safety Collaborative and the West of England AHSN in general, why not sign up to our monthly e-newsletter?



⚡️ “NEWS celebration event” Thanks to all who joined the NEWS celebration event yesterday! Inspiring talks, fascina…

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Excellent #PatientSafety workshops run by @NHSImprovement - improving safety through better spoken communication be…

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What’s new in NEWS2? @APullyblank walks us through the changes #wesharetheNEWS #PSAW18

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If you're interested in hearing about the impact use of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across every handover of c…

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