Patient safety

The aim of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) Acute Adult programme is to:

  • reduce harm, and
  • to deliver better care and experiences for people in acute care.

The programme consists of 3 components:

1. SPSP Essentials of Safe Care

2. SPSP Acute Adult Work streams

3. SPSP Learning System

Following extensive engagement with all territorial NHS boards, two areas of focus were highlighted and prioritised for national improvement support:

  • reducing inpatient falls and falls with harm, and
  • early recognition and timely intervention for deteriorating patients.

As a result, from September 2021 to March 2023, the SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative will work with NHS boards across Scotland to focus on:

  • the reduction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Rates (CPR), and
  • the reduction of inpatient falls and falls with harm.

In addition to this, the learning system shares good practice and signposting to resources to encourage continuous learning. This includes webinars, case studies, literature reviews and the facilitation of networks.

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Find out more by visiting the SPSP section of the website