Healthcare Providers

Patient Safety Collaborative

Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) were established in 2014 to address the recommendations in the Berwick report, ‘A promise to learn – a commitment to act’,

The report highlights the main problems affecting patient safety in the NHS and made recommendations to address them including the need to recognise with clarity and courage the need for wide systemic change.

There are 15 PSCs in England, each hosted by an Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). The aims of the Patients Safety Collaboratives are to:

  • Create safer systems of care that reflect continuous learning and improvement
  • Create the conditions for a culture of safety to flourish
  • Extract learning from errors and excellence
  • Support the reduction of avoidable harm and variations in safe care delivery
  • Share improvement learning with a view to national scale-up and adoption.

Since their inception, each PSC has been addressing local patient safety issues through using a variety of approaches and working with patients, carers, clinicians, managers and safety experts.

In Y&H our plans and approach has been shaped by local need and learning over the past five years but all are focusing on improvements to the five key priority areas:

Our PSC is led by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, patient safety and quality improvement experts.  If you would like to get involved in the work or would like more information then please contact:

Melanie Johnson  – Patient Safety Collaborative Programme Manager