Patient Safety Collaborative


In A Nutshell:

Patient Safety Collaboratives were established in 2014 to address the recommendations in the Berwick report, ‘A promise to learn – a commitment to act’. The Y&H PSC is one of 15 PSCs across England aiming to: Create safer systems of care, Create a culture of safety, learn from errors and excellence, Reduce avoidable harm and variation and Share learning.

Building on the work of the last six years, the 15 PSCs will continue as the main delivery arm of the national NHS England & Improvements Safety Improvement Programme currently with 5 areas of priority:

  • Managing Deterioration (ManDetSIP) aiming to: reduce deterioration-associated harm by improving the prevention, identification, escalation and response to physical deterioration, through better system co-ordination and as part of safe and reliable pathways of care.
  • Maternity and Neonatal (MatNeoSIP) aiming to: contribute to the national ambition, set out in Better Births, to reduce the rates of maternal and neonatal deaths, stillbirths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth and contribute to the national ambition, set out in Safer Maternity Care, to reduce the national rate of preterm births.
  • System Safety aiming to: Create optimal conditions for patient safety improvement across systems, working to mobilise effective ICS Patient Safety Improvement Networks to deliver priorities within the NHS Patient Safety Strategy for each of our 3 ICS’s and support the national adoption and scale up of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) with fidelity to core principles.
  • Medicines Safety (MedSIP) aiming to: reduce the severe harm and death associated with medicines by 50% over 5 years with a focus on improving chronic pain management by reducing harm from opioids for non-cancer pain.
  • Mental Health (MH-SIP) aiming to: improve the safety and outcomes of mental health care by reducing unwarranted variation and providing a high-quality healthcare experience for all people.


More information can be found in the programme pages:
Maternity and Neonatal SIP
Medicines Safety SIP
Mental Health SIP

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