Where will your journey take you?

What does being part of Safety in Practive involve?

  • 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.

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

  • 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 a single payment provided that all of the mandatory requirements specified are met throughout the year)


Activity (Please note this timeline is approximate and subject to change)

Mar - May 2019

Submit an expression of interest by 21st April 2019

Jul - Aug 2019

Receive and sign contract to participate in the programme

Aug 2019

Attend Learning Session 1

Sep - Nov 2019

Monthly audits and improvement on chosen safety modules

Nov 2019

Attend Learning Session 2

Dec 2019 - Mar 2012

Monthly audits and improvement on chosen safety modules

Mar 2020

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 2020

Attend Learning Session 4

What areas does the programme focus on?

Clinical Modules

Safer Culture Tools