Sign up to Safety

Patient safety

Partner Organisations

  • NHS England
  • All NHS organisations in the West Midlands


  • Innovation and adoption

Date Initiated

04 November 2014

Project Status


Sign up to Safety was 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.

Sign up to Safety is for everybody, in every part of the NHS. Organisations who sign up are united by a common goal; to make the care given to patients as safe as possible. Healthcare is high risk and mistakes can happen. It’s crucial that NHS staff can discuss safety openly with patients, carers and colleagues. 

By taking part in Sign up to Safety, NHS staff will gain the opportunity to share your passion, knowledge and experience in patient safety with others, to help create broad-based learning that’s shared throughout the NHS.

You can read the outcomes of the Sign up to Safety workshop, held in Birmingham on 19 June 2015. 

Programme Outcomes

  • WMAHSN aims to support NHS organisations across the West Midlands, whether in primary, secondary, or tertiary care, in acute, mental health, learning disabilities, ambulance or community care settings, in national bodies or general practices, to sign up to safety.
  • To help achieve this, WMAHSN held a Sign up to Safety workshop on 19 June 2015, with 44 representatives from NHS organisations from across the West Midlands in attendance. 

Programme Lead

Peter Jeffries
t: 0121 371 8061