Safer Care

Safer Care

Staff across the NHS work very hard to care for their patients.  Yet despite their efforts and good intentions, many patients inadvertently suffer harm whilst under their care. The same is true in healthcare systems the world over.  Increasingly, staff and patients are demanding action.

The Safer Care programme has been set up specifically to respond to these challenges.

The aim of the Safer Care programme is to build an NHS where every member of staff has the passion, confidence and skills to eliminate harm to patients.  

Providing education and training to build capability and capacity

 Developing senior leaders to build organisational competence

 Primary care

Acute care

Using collaboration and partnership to generate the vision of an NHS with no avoidable death or harm

Background to Safer Care at the NHS Institute


Patient safety development day for Chairs and Non-Executive Directors - London, 18 February 2010. Click here for more details.