This page has information for practices interested in applying to be part of our Primary Care Collaborative.
Within GP practices, just as in any organisation, a better safety culture is associated with greater satisfaction and engagement from staff – the safer the culture, the better the care.
The West of England Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative, in association with our member Clinical Commissioning Groups, is supporting practices across the region to develop a safety culture that engages with patients and staff to support the delivery of safe and reliable health care in primary care teams.
The first cohort started in May 2016, the second cohort started in May 2017. Practices are spread across the West of England region. Recruitment is now open for Cohort 3.
This programme is open to any practice in the West of England region and is free of charge to participating practices.
All practices have the opportunity to take part in collaborative events to learn and share from each other, as well as an assessment of their practice’s safety culture and actionable feedback on areas of good practice and opportunities for improvement. We also encourage applications from out-of-hours providers and practices working in clusters.