East Cheshire, Greater Manchester
Patient Safety Collaborative
Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire
Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative (GMECPSC)
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 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.