- Reduce preventable harm to patients
- Create safer more reliable systems
- Promote a culture of safety
- Develop quality improvement skills
Safety in Practice supports general practices, community pharmacies and urgent care clinics to make changes in areas where they feel quality of patient care can be improved and made safer.
Practices are provided with simple but effective tools to identify areas of risk, implement and measure change.
Why bother with patient safety?
"Our knowledge [of improvement processes] is incredibly improved"
"We feel a lot easier around managing change processes"
"Significant tangible improvements in efficiency"
"Less time chasing up doctors about interpreting somone's results"
IMPROVED PATIENT COMMUNICATION
"HUGE improvement in the ease of communicating with patients around their results"
INSIGHTS INTO SYSTEMS
"Initially the team didn't think there was a problem...this has highlighted how some GPs don't update the medication"
"Improved communication between GP, nurse and patient"
"We are now all clear that med rec needs to be documented using agreed shortcut keys"