Scottish Patient Safety Programme – 10th Anniversary

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2018 is a landmark year for healthcare in Scotland, not only is 2018 the 70th anniversary of the NHS, it is also the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

From the initial focus within Acute Care, over the last decade the programme has expanded to support improvements in safety across a wide range of care settings including Primary Care, Mental Health, Maternity, Neonatal, Paediatric Services, Healthcare Associated Infections and Medicines.  All of these have been underpinned by the robust application of quality improvement methodology to bring about significant change in outcomes across Scotland.  Over the past 10 years, the programme has achieved international recognition for its approach and achievements.

In order to mark this important milestone, Healthcare Improvement Scotland are running a national year-long campaign, #SPSP10, which will :

  • celebrate the success that teams have achieved in reducing harm to people in health and social care services across Scotland and beyond, and
  • provide a forum for people to learn and share their experiences through national and local events, social media, and SPSP10 webpages

A significant amount of work has taken place in Tayside and this is an opportunity to share your work as part of this campaign.  Expressions of interest are now invited from healthcare professionals to share their success stories/activities/progress relating to Medicines, HAI, Maternity and Children, Primary Care, Acute, Deteriorating Patient, Mental Health, Systems and Pressure Ulcers.

If you would be interested in sharing you/your teams work, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and forward to the Patient Safety Team at no later than 13 February 2018.

If you require any further information, the Patient Safety Team would be pleased to discuss this in further detail.  The team can be contacted at or by calling 01382 740570.

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