Patient Safety Collaboratives

Patient Safety Collaboratives: making care safer for all via NHS Improvement 

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Patient Safety Collaboratives are led by Academic Health Science Networks and are made up of NHS, academic and health care experts. The aim of the collaboratives is to improve patient safety, spread examples of success and influence system leaderships. This report highlights the work of 15 teams of Patient Safety Collaboratives that aimed to improve patient safety and reduce avoidable harm in the NHS.


The new report lists achievements including:

  • developing care bundles that reduced mortality after emergency laparotomies by 42 per cent
  • establishing safety ‘huddles’ that has reduced inpatients falls by 60 per cent
  • achieving a 50 per cent increase in patients returning to mental health wards on time
  • producing guidance that improves the communication of information on acute kidney injury between healthcare teams when a patient is discharged
  • reducing inpatient medication errors

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