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Sign up to Safety

Sign up to Safety is a national patient safety campaign that was announced in March 2014 by the Secretary of State for Health. It launched on 24 June 2014 with the mission to strengthen patient safety in the NHS and make it the safest healthcare system in the world.

The Secretary of State for Health set out the ambition of halving avoidable harm in the NHS over the next three years, and saving 6,000 lives as a result. This is supported by a campaign that aims to listen to patients, carers and staff, learn from what they say when things go wrong and take action to improve patient’s safety helping to ensure patients get harm free care every time, everywhere.

Our Trust signed the Sign up to Safety pledge on October 29, 2014 -

Put safety first – We commit to reducing avoidable harm in our organisation.

Continually learn – we will make our organisation more resilient to risks, by acting on the feedback from patients and by constantly measuring and monitoring how safe our services are.

Honesty – we will be transparent with people about our progress to tackle patient safety issues and support staff to be candid with patients and their families if something goes wrong.

Collaborate – we will take a leading role in supporting local collaborative learning, so that improvements are made across all of the local services that patients use.

Support – we will help people understand why things go wrong and how to put them right. We will give staff the time and support needed to improve and celebrate progress.

For more information about Sign up to Safety, please visit the campaign website at http://www.england.nhs.uk/signuptosafety/

 
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