PSMF secures commitment from Scottish safety initiative


PSMF secures commitment from Scottish safety initiative

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The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has secured a commitment from Scotland’s national safety initiative, the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP).

The SPSP launched in 2008 as a five-year programme focused on acute hospitals and now operates as a national initiative managed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, which is aimed at improving the safety and reliability of healthcare whenever care is delivered.

The SPSP’s commitment through the PSMF consists of six areas, including acute adult, hospital acquired infections (HAIs), primary care, maternity and children, medication and mental health.

Central to all of the areas are three core themes: prevention, recognition and response to deterioration, medicines safety and system enablers.

Joanne Matthews, head of SPSP, said: “We are excited to be working with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. Our programme has to date been delivered through a collaborative approach based on the Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model, using national and local learning events, site visits , webinars, collecting data and sharing learning across the country.

“With ongoing programme expansion and development, a range of other improvement methods are now being tested.”

Joe Kiani, founder of the PSMF, added: “We are impressed with Scotland’s Patient Safety program and their government’s focus on making patient safety a top priority.

“Patient safety is a global issue and we hope to assist in breaking down the silos in the healthcare eco-system around the world. We can help each other move towards attaining zero faster.”

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