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Safety measurement and monitoring

In brief

The aim of the Safety Measurement and Monitoring programme is to test and develop Professor Charles Vincent and colleagues' measurement and monitoring framework, translating their research into an approach that can be successfully adopted in diverse health care practice settings.

Three regional improvement bodies have been selected for the Health Foundation’s new £1.8 million Safety Measurement and Monitoring programme.

The regional improvement bodies – Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy – will each work with two frontline NHS organisations, to test and develop this new framework over an 18 month period.

The Health Foundation will work closely with the regional improvement bodies and frontline NHS organisations to identify and create resources that can support others in the NHS to use the new approach to measuring and monitoring safety described by the framework.

The six frontline NHS organisations participating are:

  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford District Care Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • NHS Borders
  • NHS Tayside
  • North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
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