Patients receive care from a range of primary care professionals including GPs, community and district nurses, community pharmacy and dental practice teams, as well as colleagues in out-of-hours and care home settings. We need to ensure that primary care is safe and that patients don’t fall through the gaps as they move across different parts of our health and social care system.
The aim of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Primary Care is to reduce the number of events which could cause avoidable harm from care delivered in any primary care setting. In order to achieve that goal, we have developed a range of tools and resources to support those working within primary care to bring about a patient safety culture within their teams. (See below for more information)
SPSP Primary Care programme - overview (YouTube, 8mins 56sec)
Patient safety within primary care isn’t always as safe as you might think.
Safety across the interface
This safety across the interface workstream focuses on developing reliable systems for handling w...
This workstream focuses on the prescribing and monitoring of high risk medications
Workstream specific tools and resources are available under each individual page:
- Safety Culture
- Safety Across the Interface
- Safer Medicines
- Sepsis Collaborative
- Reducing Pressure Ulcers in Care Homes
- Pharmacy in Primary Care
- Dentistry in Primary Care
- Just A Routine Operation - Martin Bromiley (YouTube, 13mins 55 Secs)
SPSP Primary Care - End of phase report (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, August 2016)
Case studies (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, May 2015)
Executive Report: a short update on the implementation of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Primary Care (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, November 2014)
SPSP Primary Care - Overview (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (March 2014)
Training Pack (Published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, March 2013)