There’s always room for improvement

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) is a unique national initiative that aims to improve the safety and reliability of healthcare and reduce harm, whenever care is delivered. From an initial focus on acute hospitals, our work now includes safety improvement programmes for the following areas:

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme is, without doubt, one of the most ambitious patient safety initiatives in the world – national in scale, bold in aims, and disciplined in science. It harnesses the energies and wisdom of Scotland’s healthcare leaders – all aligned toward a common vision, making Scotland the safest nation on earth from the viewpoint of healthcare.
- Don Berwick, former President and Chief Executive of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Supporting improvement in the NHS Watch an interview with Joanne Matthews, Head of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme