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Patient Safety Improvement Programme

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Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

Interim head of improvement programme: Phil Duncan

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About our work

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This challenging vision from Don Berwick forms the focus of work for NHS Improving Quality's Patient Safety Team. Bringing together partners from across health and social care, the team will connect existing and new networks to their shared purpose, which is to deliver large-scale improvement programmes and create one of the safest healthcare systems in the world.

With a focus on safety and the continual reduction of avoidable harm, organisations will be supported to become local learning systems with the ability to deliver high quality reliable healthcare. Systems centred on patients and devoted to learning will have the freedom to evolve locally and become rooted in a culture relentlessly focused on safety at every level across the system.

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Making safety everyone's business