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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Never Events policy and framework review 2016/17



Supporting junior doctors in safe prescribing

Improvement guide


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Running safe, effective wards

Shared learning


Answering a patient's call bell

Improvement tool


Using prompt cards to help deliver emergency care

Improvement guide


Atlas of variation in health and care

Transparency data


The Model Hospital



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