There’s always room for improvement
The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) is a unique national
initiative that aims to improve the safety and reliability of
healthcare and reduce avoidable harm, whenever care is delivered.
From an initial focus on acute hospitals, the work of SPSP
now includes safety improvement programmes for the following areas:
- acute adult
- maternity and children
- mental health, and
- primary care.
Whilst each programme focuses on different
parts of the healthcare system, some of the improvement areas, such
as leadership, communication, safety culture and safer use of
medicines are key elements of every
The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHSScotland has three quality
ambitions to provide safe, effective, person-centred care.
The Scottish Patient Safety Programme is key to the delivery
of these ambitions and supports the Scottish Government's 2020
Vision to provide safe, high quality care, whatever the
For more information on the Scottish Patient
Safety Programme, visit http://www.scottishpatientsafetyprogramme.scot.nhs.uk/