Patient safety timeline

A visual guide through some of the key patient safety events, both in the UK and internationally, over the past 150 years.



PRIMO is a tool for risk management that aimed to complement existing methods by plugging the gaps in risk management strategies and procedures.


Safer Clinical Systems

Developed as a five year phased programme, Safe Clinical Systems helps health care teams proactively identify potential safety breaches, enabling them to build better, safer health care systems.


Safer Patients Initiative

The Safer Patients Initiative was the first major improvement programme to start addressing the issue of patient safety in the UK. It was complex and large-scale in its approach to improvement, rec...