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Consultation on a patient safety strategy for the NHS

There’s a chance to have your say on ambitious proposals to halve avoidable patient harm.

NHS Improvement is consulting on a new, national patient safety strategy until 15 February. The strategy is being developed alongside the NHS Long Term Plan and aims to support the NHS to be the safest healthcare system in the world.

The document sets out how some types of avoidable harm to patients can be halved over the next five years in areas such as medication errors and ‘Never Events’, alongside developing a ‘just culture’ for the NHS where frontline staff are supported to speak up when errors occur.

A consultation document and survey is available online. The final strategy will be published in the spring.