Patient safety

Patient safety is the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people during the provision of health care. We support providers to minimise patient safety incidents and drive improvements in safety and quality. Patients should be treated in a safe environment and protected from avoidable harm.


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National safety standards for invasive procedures

Improvement guide


Falls prevention resources

Improvement tool


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment



Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment 2018/19

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Monthly data on patient safety incident reports

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The future of NHS patient safety investigation



Running safe, effective wards

Shared learning


Learning from deaths in the NHS

Framework/compulsory guidance


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