East Cheshire, Greater Manchester

Patient Safety Collaborative

Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire

Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative (GMECPSC)

Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative

England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) play an essential role in identifying and spreading safer care initiatives from within the NHS and industry, ensuring these are shared and implemented throughout the health and care system.

PSCs are funded and nationally coordinated by NHS England and NHS Improvement, and hosted locally by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Health Innovation Manchester hosts the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative.

PSCs can work directly with local teams, supporting them to make sure they have the right skills and resources to implement improvements. PSCs can also share good practice across the health system, focus on people-centred care and build relationships with NHS staff, business and academia to stimulate innovation and improvement.

National Patient Safety Improvement Programme (NatPatSIP)

AHSNs and the Patient Safety Collaboratives they host are making a significant contribution to the NHS Patient Safety Strategy. They deliver the National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (SIPs), which are a key part of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, and collectively form the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS.

The programme’s aim is to continually reduce error, harm and death as a result of failures in the system, so the NHS becomes comparable with the safest health care services in the world by 2025. They do this by working with maternity units, emergency departments, mental health trusts, GP practices and care homes in the following areas:

  • Culture: They promote positive safety culture, encouraging staff to gain insight and share learning from both good and poor practice.
  • Evidence-based improvement: They support evidence-based, quality improvement (QI) methodology, ensuring change is consistently measured and evaluated.
  • Quality improvement (QI) capability: They grow QI capability in trusts and local healthcare systems so they can continue to improve.
  • System-level change: They enable regional and local health systems to identify improvement priorities and share learning.

The National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (NatPatSIP) collectively form the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS. They support a culture of safety, continuous learning and sustainable improvement across the healthcare system.

The SIPs aim to create continuous and sustainable improvement in settings such as maternity units, emergency departments, mental health trusts, GP practices and care homes through:

  • Culture: They promote positive safety culture, encouraging staff to gain insight and share learning from both good and poor practice.
  • Evidence-based improvement: They support evidence-based, quality improvement (QI) methodology, ensuring change is consistently measured and evaluated.
  • Quality improvement (QI) capability: They grow QI capability in trusts and local healthcare systems so they can continue to improve.
  • System-level change: They enable regional and local health systems to identify improvement priorities and share learning.

Current programmes (click the image to read more)

Managing Deterioration (ManDetSIP)

Maternity and Neonatal (MatNeoSIP)

Adopt and Spread (A&S-SIP)

Medicines (Med-SIP)

Mental Health (MH-SIP)

Case Studies

Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative Case Study: Maternity Voices Sam Wheelan and Gillian Bardsley

Supporting Patient Voices

Gillian Bardsley's story

COVID-19 Virus Illustration

Patient Safety during COVID-19

Supporting the system

Patient with tracheostomy

Improving tracheostomy safety

Expert blogs

COVID Oximetry@Home

Detecting the early signs of deterioration

Contact us

To find out more about the PSC contact: patientsafetycollaborative@healthinnovationmanchester.com and follow them on Twitter @GMEC_PSC

You can find out more about the National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes and view more resources

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