Patient Safety Learning
Patient Safety Learning is a charity and independent voice for improving patient safety. The drive to create Patient Safety Learning has been born from the frustration of seeing the same themes emerge time and time again in healthcare systems around the world.
Despite an increase in patient safety improvement projects in local organisations, there is a lack of a systematic approach to sharing knowledge and information about what patient safety initiatives and solutions work.
Patient Safety Learning harnesses the knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment of healthcare organisations, professionals and patients for system-wide change.
the hub: improving shared learning for patient safety
Patient Safety Learning’s report, A Blueprint for Action, has established six evidence-based foundations for actions to address the causes of unsafe care. Shared learning is one of these foundations.
In the report, Patient Safety Learning proposes the actions needed within these different areas – actions for organisations to take, and actions Patient Safety Learning will take. the hub is one of the ways Patient Safety Learning is acting to improve shared learning.
the hub was launched at the Patient Safety Congress in July 2019. Designed with input from patient safety professionals, clinicians and patients, the hub offers a powerful combination of tools, resources, stories and ideas, as well as access to patient safety news, hosted events and webinars, and access to online training and opportunities to further develop skills. Registration and use of the hub are free. Registered users can customise their own resources and topics, share knowledge and experiences, and discuss patient safety with others in an immediate and meaningful way, in a safe environment.
All posted content is reviewed by a team of Patient Safety Learning moderators to ensure it is of high quality, suitable and credible. Read our Moderation page on how we moderate content. We also have a number of topic leaders who are an integral part of the professionalisation of content on the hub. Find out more about our current topic leaders on the hub’s Topic leaders page.
the hub is currently in beta, and we want to encourage everyone to sign up as a member and begin using it. Your participation and feedback will be hugely valuable to us as we prepare for the full launch at the Patient Safety Learning Annual Conference on 2 October.
We would love to have you join us in developing the hub and to hear your feedback: feedback@PSLhub.org.