Education and training give staff the skills and knowledge to deliver safe care and to embed safety within an organisation. This category focuses on the use of education and training to improve patient safety. These could be training initiatives on specific aspects of patient safety, with specific staff or volunteer groups, or more general programmes to raise awareness of safety.
Initiatives could include face-to-face courses or seminars, online training initiatives or work-based learning programmes. The judges are keen to see examples of training which have been delivered to multiple staff groups and brought different disciplines together to consider and improve patient safety.
Entries are welcomed from all NHS and public health and care sector organisations.