The national Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) programme is the largest and most comprehensive of its type in the world, bringing together people with a passion and commitment to improve patient safety across England. It is funded and co-ordinated centrally by NHS Improvement, and organised and delivered locally by the 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).
The 15 regional collaboratives, including the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative, work with networks of NHS staff, patients, national and local partners, academics, businesses and voluntary organisations to implement patient safety initiatives.
The Oxford PSC aims to build a culture of safety, continuous learning and improvement to achieve a continual reduction in harm by working with stakeholders across the Oxford AHSN region. This includes:
- helping small quality improvement projects
- developing large-scale networks
- supporting training, spreading innovations
- working on region-wide care pathways and collaboration.