You can view the whole patient safety strategy here.
Why have we created a patient safety strategy?
The patient safety strategy was created with consultation from professional groups and services to ensure that its objectives are in line with identified areas for improvement.
The patient safety strategy sets out in detail our goals towards improving patient safety. It is supported by more detailed actions plans as to how we will achieve these goals. There are also plans about how we are reducing avoidable harm through the Sign up to Safety initiative.
The Trust is committed to providing high quality, safe, effective and accessible care, so that users of our services are fully enabled to reach their potential and live well in their communities.
Delivering services safely is our key priority. The strategy has been created in response to published reports by Francis and Berwick which highlight how avoidable harm has been in healthcare and how it remains a significant problem.
The patient safety strategy sets out how we intend to keep patient safety at the forefront of care, ensuring that all of our staff embrace a positive patient safety culture, that we are proactive in preventing harm and that we are open and honest with patients and carers when harm has occurred.