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Mental Health
Mental Health

Mental Health

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) is now part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland's Improvement Hub supporting improvement across health and social care. This is a unique national progrmme that aims to improve the safety of healthcare and reduce the level of harm experienced by people using healthcare services. SPSP aims to support National Health and Wellbeing Outcome 7: People using health and social care services are safe from harm.

The aim of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme for Mental Health is People are and feel safe.

Cultivating learning amongst those delivering and in receipt of care, and using that knowledge to improve safety are core values of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme for Mental Health (SPSP-MH). Through collaboration and innovation from staff, service users and carers and the use of quality improvement and improvement science over the last 4 years, we are now starting to see significant reductions in self harm, seclusion, violence and aggression, and restraint across a number of areas in Scotland.

End of Phase Report

As announced at the 2016 SPSP National Conference the SPSP Mental Health end of phase report has now been published. You can view a copy by clicking on the below picture. If you would like a printed copy please contact the SPSP-MH team. 

We are happy to consider requests for other languages or formats. Please contact our Equality and Diversity Advisor on 0141 225 6999 or email

Our work programme is centred around five work-streams:

Copies of each workstream driver diagram can be found by clicking on the above picture and in the Tools and Resources tab below

Human Rights Based Approach

The programme has undertaken a Human Rights Based Approach delivery, further details can be found here


Improving Observation Practice

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme – Improving Observation Practice aims to extend and build on existing good practice in mental health services to provide an improved model of person-centred care that can be applied in any healthcare setting.

View the Improving Observation Practice page here

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