Safer Clinical Systems Developed as a five-year phased programme, Safer Clinical Systems helped health care teams proactively identify potential safety breaches, enabling them to build better, safer health care systems
We believe that by addressing the current variation in health care processes and by developing safer systems and culture, we can reduce avoidable harm.
The Safer Clinical Systems programme built on the insights and learning gained from the Health Foundation’s Safer Patients Initiative, which looked at interventions at the point of clinical care. Safer Clinical Systems took a wider view, looking at the entire system of care in order to improve safety.
The programme took a fresh and proactive approach to safety improvement. Rather than waiting until a problem has occurred, the programme helped health care teams proactively identify potential safety breaches, enabling them to build better, safer health care systems.
The programme took a phased approach over five years:
Phase 1: October 2008 – December 2010
The teams developed a common approach to improving the reliability of their systems. Working on individual projects, they developed and tested a range of interventions to improve patient safety.
Phase 2: Until the end of September 2013
The approach developed in phase one was tested by teams across the UK, demonstrating the lessons and successes of phase 1 on a larger scale.
Led by Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust with technical support from the University of Warwick, this project aimed to improve the handover systems within neurology and A&E departments to ensure correct and...
This project aimed to create safe and reliable systems for managing the flow of information about patients, ensuring that all the necessary information about patients was available to staff working in...
Health Foundation @HealthFdn
Over 700,000 patients served by GPs at high risk of COVID-19 could be left without access to face to face GP appoin… https://t.co/wZJJPCuRCnFollow us on Twitter
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more