We work with our partners to improve the safety of the health and care services they provide.
We lead large-scale patient safety initiatives and build the skills of staff to improve services themselves.
Our ambition is to help create a culture of learning across our geography which drives continuous improvements in safety for the benefit of patients, carers and families.
We run a wide variety of patient safety programmes, responding to the needs of organisations, teams and patients within our geography, and aligned to the priorities set by national organisations including NHS Improvement and NHS England.
Our current programmes focus on three core areas:
- Improving the management of deteriorating patients
- Improving maternity and neonatal safety, through the national Maternity and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative and PReCePT, an initiative designed to help reduce cerebral palsy in pre-term labour
- Building a culture of safety
UCLPartners is part of one of the largest ever patient safety programmes – the national Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC). The PSC was born out of a national review of patient safety in England, conducted by Professor Don Berwick.
The Berwick review concluded that improvements in safety can be accelerated by teams and organisations collaborating more effectively together – this is an underpinning principle of the wider work we do to improve quality.
If you would like to know more about any of this work, please contact John Illingworth, Head of Patient Safety, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3108 2330.
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