Patient Safety provides information and resources to support health care workers with experience at all levels to develop their knowledge and understanding of patient safety issues.
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.
While things going wrong in healthcare are not uncommon (international evidence highlights adverse events are reported in approximately one in ten hospital patients and one to two percent of primary care consultations), successful clinical outcomes are obviously the norm in the vast majority of care provided.
In the Patient Safety Zone you will find:
- Tools and techniques for identifying and checking safety issues, implementing safer care practices and dealing with incidents
- Educational resources including publications, websites, initiatives and training offered by NHS Education for Scotland
We send out regular Safety & Improvement updates to our mailing list, to read our updates, please click links below:
Patient Safety Update September 2019, circular, newsletter
Safety & Improvement February Issue Mailchimp
a PDF of the June 2017 mail chimp for Patient Safety Update
a PDF of the April 2017 mail chimp for Patient Safety Update
a PDF of the June 2016 Patient Safety newsletter
a PDF of the October 2016 Patient Safety newsletter
If you would to join our mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org