The first report highlighting the achievements of the AHSN Patient Safety Collaboratives is now available.
The report, ‘Patient Safety Collaboratives – Making care safer for all’ shows how the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and the 14 other Collaboratives in England are spreading improvements and influencing system leadership, two years after they were set up in response to the Berwick Report.
The regionally based Collaboratives are the largest patient safety initiative in the history of the NHS and they work in all care settings ranging from maternity care and nursing homes, to GP practices and acute hospitals.
Operating across organisational boundaries, their achievements include:
Each of the Collaboratives is based in one of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and works with teams in their local health economies, drawing on the talents of the NHS, academia and healthcare industries.