Patient Safety is one of three cross-cutting themes that support the four core Oxford AHSN programmes: Best Care, Clinical Innovation Adoption, Research & Development and Wealth Creation. (The other two cross-cutting themes underpinning the Oxford AHSN’s work are Informatics and Patient & Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience – PPIEE.)
Safety is relevant to every aspect of healthcare – in hospital, community, primary care and, not least, in our homes. Our aspiration is to make healthcare as safe as it can be.
Improving safety requires many different kinds of intervention including improved training for frontline staff, new technologies, enhanced team working, all underpinned by a commitment to openness and reflection on problems when they occur.
The Oxford AHSN Patient Safety theme acts as an umbrella for many patient safety initiatives across the region which aim to improve patient safety. The Patient Safety theme has developed clinical programmes across the Oxford AHSN and introduced initiatives to build safer clinical systems. We have set up a website dedicated to patient safety across the Oxford AHSN region: www.patientsafetyoxford.org.