NHS Tayside staff support World Patient Safety Day

Chief Executive, Grant Archibald with his message for World Patient Safety Day

NHS Tayside staff supported the World Health Organisation’s first annual World Patient Safety Day on 17 September.

The objective of the day is to raise global awareness about patient safety and encourage action. The theme was Patient Safety: a global health priority and the slogan used was ‘Speak up for Patient Safety!’

NHS Tayside has been a leader in improving safety and reducing harm since the beginning of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) more than 10 years ago and yesterday staff were asked why safety matters to them.

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Cupcakes baked by Sharon Hilton-Christie

The event was organised by consultant anaesthetist and Scottish Quality and Safety Fellow Sharon Hilton-Christie, and supported by specialty registrar Kate Arrow and the Patient Safety Team.

Staff had their photos taken holding a sign sharing why safety is important and also enjoyed a World Patient Safety Day cup cake.

Check out their photos in the video below!

SPSP is now considering the future direction of the programme and is asking staff to undertake a brief survey to capture the thoughts and views of those delivering health and care across Scotland. The survey is live on their website from 17 September for two weeks.


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