This report was published on the 7 April 2022 as part of the Safety for All campaign.  This Campaign is focused on driving awareness of the interrelationship between healthcare worker safety and patient safety, highlighting how poor healthcare worker safety standards and practice impact adversely on patient safety, championing the need for a systematic and integrated approach to improve safety practice in both healthcare worker safety and patient safety so that the sum is greater than the parts.

We are calling on the government and leaders in the health and social care sector to recognise that patient safety is to some degree dependent on the delivery of effective healthcare worker safety (and vice versa) and to implement nationwide standards, practice and structures on patient safety culture which take account and where possible align and combine both patient safety and healthcare worker safety.

The campaign is supported by Patient Safety Learning and the Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network.