The General Practice Safety Climate Tool
, developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), is an online survey which is simple to complete and administer. Once all team members have completed the survey, an individualised, anonymised practice report is produced automatically.
The report is solely for use within your practice. The tool compares practice results against other Scottish practices.
It gives you comparisons between clinical and non-clinical staff, and management and non-management within your practice. The report also tracks the practice results. Each time the survey is completed, you can see whether there has been a change in the perception of safety culture within your practice. The report is then discussed at a team meeting, providing a focus for discussing patient safety. This contributes to developing the safety climate in your practice and improving care for patients.