Monuments and fountains will be lit up across the globe today to herald the first ever World Patient Safety Day, organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 'Speak up for
patient safety' is the universal call as the spotlight is put on this global health priority. With the supporting strapline that “No one should be harmed in health care” the day brings
together patients, families, carers, communities, health workers, health care leaders and policy makers to show commitment to patient safety.
Patient Safety Learning's commitment to patient safety can be found in 'A Blueprint for Action', which we launched earlier this summer, which advocates six evidence-based foundations for action to address the causes of unsafe care. One of the six foundations is shared learning. At the heart of our commitment to shared learning is the creation the hub, a community where people can share learning about patient safety problems, experiences and solutions.
Read more about Patient Safety Learning's commitment to patient safety in Chief Executive Helen Hughes' blog, Speaking up for patient safety on World Patient Safety Day
To mark World Patient Safety Day, Patient Safety Learning has released a series of short videos:
Patient safety is a purpose of health and social care
Shared learning for patient safety
Leadership for patient safety
On 2 October this year, we will be hosting in London our second annual conference attended by senior health and social care leaders, clinicians, patient safety experts, patients’ groups
and individuals who have experienced at first hand the traumas of losing a loved one where the quality of care has fallen down. We will also be officially launching the hub.