AHSN Network patient safety strategy consultation

Posted on 13 June 2019 (Permalink)

The AHSN Network are seeking your views on a new patient safety strategy for the AHSN Network. Its aim is to demonstrate the added value that AHSNs and PSCs can bring to improving patient safety by working much more collaboratively in future.

In March, Aidan Fowler, NHS Director for Patient Safety, approached the AHSN Network for support for the NHS patient safety strategy. Chief officers felt we should approach this request as a network, since AHSNs have much to offer over and above our Patient Safety Collaborative work, and that patient safety should be more visible as a theme that connects all our work.

Led by Natasha Swinscoe, chief officer lead for patient safety, we responded by developing this draft AHSN Network patient safety strategy through a small task and finish sub-group.

We would now like to further develop the strategy through consultation with AHSN and PSC staff. You can read the draft strategy document here and anaccompanying presentation provides more background and sets out our three consultation questions:

  1. What do you see as the strengths or weaknesses of the strategy and why?
  2. Do you have any suggestions for the successful implementation of the strategy?
  3. What other opportunities can you suggest to meet the goals of the strategy?

Dr Cheryl Crocker, AHSN Network Patient Safety Director, is meeting with staff groups as part of the consultation. We would very much like you to respond to cheryl.crocker@nottingham.ac.uk with your comments by Friday 5 July.

The NHS patient safety strategy is due to be launched at Patient Safety Congress on 2 July. We will launch our AHSN Network strategy at NHS Expo in September.