The National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (SIPs) collectively form the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS. They support a culture of safety, continuous learning and sustainable improvement across the healthcare system. SIPs aim to create continuous and sustainable improvement in settings such as maternity units, emergency departments, mental health trusts, GP practices and care homes.
SIPs are delivered by local healthcare providers working directly with the National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes Team and through 15 regionally-based Patient Safety Collaboratives.
The five National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (NatPatSIP) are as follows:
- Managing Deterioration Safety Improvement Programme (ManDetSIP)
- Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP)
- Medicines Safety Improvement Programme (MedSIP)
- Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme (A&S-SIP)
- Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MH-SIP)
This report summarises the progress of the National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes.