The Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Centre (GRC) is a clinical governance structure instituted in 2003 by the Italian Tuscan regional council. GRC builds on the expertise and vision of the former Ergonomics and Human Factors Research Centre in Healthcare (CRE), founded in 2000 as a joint endeavor of the Florence Heathcare Trust, the University of Florence and Siena.
The GRC now enrolls professionals of different disciplines (public health, clinical risk management, industrial design, human factors, organisation studies, communication science, law, psicology, international relations). It promotes the safety culture through the active and cross disciplinary learning from adverse events and errors. The GRC aims to construct a shared vision for safety through the sharing of experiences and the development of collaborative projects for patient safety.