Following on from the consultation, Aiden Fowler launched the NHS Patient Safety Strategy and Patient Safety Congress last week. There are 3 strategic aims:
– Insight – improving understanding of safety by drawing on intelligence from multiple sources of patient safety information – how can we learn better from the systems – what works and what doesn’t.
– Involvement – equipping patients, staff and partners with the skills and opportunities to improve patient safety throughout the whole system.
– Improvement – designing and supporting programmes that deliver effective and sustainable change in the most important areas.
We think this is a great step in the right direction.