The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) is one of 15 regional PSCs that together comprise the National PSC programme.
In common with the other regional collaboratives, the Oxford PSC works to implement patient safety initiatives and quality improvements by working with networks of NHS staff, patients and families, national and local partners, academics, life science industries and voluntary organisations.
This is the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS, supporting and encouraging a culture of safety and improvement across the health and care system, continuously learning from what works as well as what does not . It is a joint initiative, funded and nationally coordinated by NHS Improvement, and organised and delivered locally by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in line with the NHS Patient Safety Strategy published in July 2019
This themes from this strategy run as a ‘golden thread’ through healthcare with three strategic aims supporting the development of patient safety culture and systems in the NHS.
These aims are:
- Insight – drawing intelligence from multiple sources of patient safety information to improve understanding
- Involvement – equipping patients, staff and healthcare partners with the skills and opportunities to improve patient safety throughout the whole system
- Improvement – designing and supporting programmes that deliver effective and sustainable change in the most important areas
The actions necessary to achieve these aims vary with individual programmes and details of the programmes and projects we are currently working on, plus information about our past work can be found on our Home page.