Safety is at the heart of our work

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) is a national quality improvement programme that aims to improve the safety and reliability of care and reduce harm. 

Since the launch of SPSP in 2008, the programme has expanded to support improvements in safety across a wide range of care settings including Acute and Primary Care, Mental Health, Maternity, Neonatal, Paediatric services and medicines safety.

Underpinned by the robust application of quality improvement methodology SPSP has brought about significant change in outcomes for people across Scotland. 

The motion graphic below provides further information on the work of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

The SPSP has three core components, as follows: 

  • The Essential of Safe Care
  • The SPSP Programmes of Work
  • The Scottish Patient Safety Learning System