Safety culture

Patient safety within primary care isn’t always as safe as you might think. Implementing this workstream within your practice involves the whole practice team raising awareness of the role they each play in improving patient safety.  

The tools below will help you communicate more effectively within your team, narrow and focus on the issues within your practice, reduce patient safety incidents, and support your practice to deliver care you can be proud of.

Tools and Resources

  • Safety Culture Driver Diagram and Change Package (PDF, 56K)
  • Safety Climate Survey – It’s essential that every staff member understands the key role they play in ensuring and improving patient safety.  Only by instilling a culture of reflective learning and improvement can we create a positive and strong environment for patient safety. For more information on how to use the survey and make the most of your reports, click here
  • Trigger tool (case-note review) - Implementing the trigger tool will help you narrow and focus on the issues within your practice, reduce patient safety incidents.
  • General Practice Safety Checklist (MoRISS Tool) (Available on TURAS) - This comprehensive checklist, developed in association with NES and tested by GP teams in NHS Ayrshire & Arran, allows practices to take a systems-based approach to related monitoring, learning and improvement.
Safety Culture