Background

Prior to the start of the Safer Care programme, the NHS Institute had already undertaken work on:

When the Chief Medical Officer produced 'Safety First' in Dec 2006 the NHS Institute was given a remit to:

  • run a national patient safety campaign in collaboration with our partners. The objective of this initiative should be to engage, inform and motivate clinical staff and healthcare providers to address the challenge of providing safer healthcare.
  • work with medical royal colleges and others to ensure that advances are made in education & training to support patient safety. 

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Our work began in July 2007 and is expected to run for 3 years.

John Wright, Clinical Director, Bradford“Health professionals are passionate about efforts to save lives. Senior managers want reassurance about governance standards. Patients want to know that their hospital is safe. It is a natural top priority.”