Patient Safety Zone

Welcome to Patient Safety

Three 'Quality Ambitions' (Person-Centred, Safe and Effective) provide the focus for everything NHSScotland does in its aim to deliver the best quality healthcare to the people of Scotland and, through this, make NHSScotland a world leader in healthcare quality.

The vast majority of health care workers are hard-working, dedicated professionals who go to work with the intention of delivering high quality, safe care to their patients.

In Patient Safety you will find:

  • Background information on patient safety and its importance in healthcare improvement
  • Tools and techniques for checking safety issues, implementing care practices and dealing with incidents
  • Educational resources including publications, websites, initiatives and training offered by NHS Education for Scotland

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