Where will your journey take you?

What does being part of Safety in Practive involve?

What do pharmacies need to do?

  • Establish a two to three person Patient Safety team which should preferably comprise of staff members from different staff groups.
  • Send your Patient Safety team to four evening learning sessions per year.
  • Attend meetings in your pharmacy to discuss data collected during the programme and identify areas for improvement.
  • Complete one Clinical Modules and one Safety Culture Tool.

How long is the programme?

Safety in Practice is a 3-year programme. Pharmacies choose to re-enroll annually. Each year practices focus on a new module.

What will pharmacies receive?

  • Training in quality improvement skills, tools and techniques to make patient care safer.
  • Quality improvement support and facilitation to assist with improvements in systems and processes.
  • An opportunity to share and learn with other pharmacies.
  • A financial contribution of to cover practice staff time (this amount will be paid by the DHB in installments, as per the payment schedule set out below, provided that all of the mandatory requirements specified are met throughout the year).




May - Jun 2018

Submit an expression of interest by 30th June 2018

Jul - Aug 2018

Receive and sign contract to participate in the programme

Aug 2018

Attend Learning Session 1

Sep - Nov 2018

Monthly audits and improvement on chosen safety modules

Nov 2018

Attend Learning Session 2

Dec 2018 - Mar 2019

Monthly audits and improvement on chosen safety modules

Feb 2019

Attend Learning Session 3

Mar - Jun 2019

Monthly audits and improvement on chosen safety modules Use chosen culture tool to develop you practice safety culture

Jun 2019

Attend Learning Session 4

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