Patients receive care from a range of primary care professionals including GPs, community and district nurses, community pharmacy and dental practice teams, as well as colleagues in out-of-hours and care home settings. We need to ensure that primary care is safe and that patients don’t fall through the gaps as they move across different parts of our health and social care system.
The aim of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Primary Care is to reduce the number of events which could cause avoidable harm from care delivered in any primary care setting. In order to achieve that goal, we have developed a range of tools and resources to support those working within primary care to bring about a patient safety culture within their teams. (See below for more information)