Our approach to patient safety


This guide explains our role across the whole system to help the NHS in England to become the safest healthcare organisation in the world. It describes our statutory patient safety duties and what we are doing to lead and support patient safety improvement across the NHS.

The guide also summarises our work in 2017/18 to support the NHS to achieve specific system wide safety priorities in relation to:

  • maternal and neonatal safety
  • antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention and control
  • learning from deaths and improving investigations
  • medication safety

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