Every day across the NHS there are teams which come together to find new ways to further improve patient safety. Some are specifically dedicated to safety, quality, risk or governance – taking responsibility for the performance of the entire organisation on these agendas. Others are sub-groups of larger teams – a group of safety leads within a ward nursing team, for instance. With the appointment of 700+ Patient Safety Specialists across the health and care system, a team may now also be a working group tasked on delivering specific improvement initiatives or outcomes.
This award recognises team working which has secured truly outstanding improvements in patient safety through specific initiatives designed to reduce harm and create a better patient experience.
Any NHS or public sector health or social care team that has come together to tackle and improve the patient safety culture and outcomes for their organisation. Entries are welcomed from collaborative groups from across organisations including those which aren’t solely NHS bodies.