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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Learning from deaths in the NHS

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Each Baby Counts

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Monthly data on patient safety incident reports

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National Stop the Pressure programme: one year on

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Running safe, effective wards

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Atlas of variation in health and care

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Answering a patient's call bell

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