Place the quality of patient care, especially patient safety, above all other aims.

Berwick Review, 2013

World Sepsis Day - 13 September 2017

As part of a global effort to tackle sepsis, World Sepsis Day is being marked on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Organisations within the Oxford AHSN are hosting local events, including training sessions to raise awareness. Geoff’s story highlights some of the issues we are trying to address regionally, and is fortunately a success story in that Geoff survived. For further details and resources related to our regional work please click here.

Patient Safety Collaborative

The Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Annual Report 2017

Patient Safety Oxford

Healthcare brings great benefits – but all investigations and treatments also carry some risk. Failures and errors sometimes occur in bringing care to people.

Studies throughout the world have shown that many patients experience some kind of harmful event during their care and that these can be serious.

Safety is relevant to every aspect of healthcare – in hospital, community, primary care and, not least, in our homes. Our aspiration is to make healthcare as safe as it can be.

Improving safety requires many different kinds of intervention including improved training for frontline staff, new technologies, enhanced team working, all underpinned by a commitment to openness and reflection on problems when they occur.

Patient safety is a key theme underpinning the work of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network which covers a region of 3 million people. This website highlights the patient safety priorities of the Oxford AHSN and its partners in the NHS.

Our clinical safety programmes



Programme Lead: Andrew Brent

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