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Mental Health Patient Safety Improvement Programme

The Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP) is a national programme aimed at improving the safety and outcomes of mental health care by reducing unwarranted variation and providing a high-quality healthcare experience for all people across the system by March 2024.

The programme has three key ambitions:

  1. Reducing restrictive practice (inpatient Mental Health and Learning Disability services)
  2. Reducing suicide and self-harm (inpatient Mental Health and Learning Disability services, Acute NHS Trusts and within the NHS workforce)
  3. Improving sexual safety (inpatient Mental Health and Learning Disability services)

Supporting local delivery of the programme

To support the delivery of this work we have created the UCLPartners Mental Health Patient Safety Network (PSN). Its purpose is to bring together a range of stakeholders who have an interest in, or are involved in, delivering mental health care to co-design and deliver this improvement programme for the benefit of patients and staff. This quarterly network provides a platform to learn and share ideas for improving patient safety in Mental Health Trusts in the first instance and to showcase examples of good practice and interventions that will support and develop Mental Health services.

Our network focuses on work taking place across UCLPartners’ geography (including North Central London, North East London, parts of Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire).

Our network includes representation from:

  • Mental Health Trust Managers & Staff
  • People with lived experience and carers
  • Integrated Care System leaders
  • CCGs
  • Voluntary sector
  • Public services

Find out about upcoming network events by visiting our events pages.

To join our network, or for more information about the UCLPartners Mental Health Patient Safety Programme, please contact