Bolstering patient safety isn’t a one-off exercise. It requires a dedication to iterative change, to constant measurement and to putting the ability to drive change into the hands of those who are delivering care. In other words, it requires a process of quality improvement.
This award will recognise an outstanding quality improvement initiative. Our judges are looking for teams that have applied a rigorous approach to identifying problems and an equally rigorous approach to solving them. They want to see evidence of a dedication to understanding performance data and acting on it – with the result that patients receive better, safer, more reliable care.
Entries are welcome from all NHS or public sector health or social care organisations who are engaged in continuous and tangible improvements in patient safety. Entries are welcomed from collaborative groups from across organisations including those which aren’t solely NHS bodies.