SPSP Primary Care
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.
Dentistry in Primary Care Collaborative
We ran an 18 month pilot improvement collaborative across dentistry in primary care settings. We are currently exploring how this can be futher developed.Browse Dentistry in Primary Care Collaborative
- Tools and resources
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)
- Flash reports and publications
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)
- Data collection
Collecting your bundle data can be done in a number of ways:
- Useful links
Scottish Online Appraisal Resource (SOAR)
A number of the tools used within the Patient Safety in Primary Care Programme will be used within GP Appraisal. The Scottish GP Appraisal website is designed to tell you everything you need to know to participate in GP Appraisal in Scotland and offers a number of resources to support your appraisal preparation. For more information, visit SOAR.
Learning from Adverse Events
Since 2015, Healthcare Improvement Scotland has created a network to share learning nationally from adverse events. These may be self-reported or, in extreme cases, at the request of the Procurator Fiscal. Learning summaries can be viewed on the network's website.
- Contact the team
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Name Position Jill Gillies Primary Care Portfolio Lead Claire Mavin Improvement Advisor Lindsay Wallace Associate Improvement Advisor Xenia Dennison Associate Improvement Advisor Amaia Ibanez de Opacua Associate Improvement Advisor Catriona Macmillan Senior Project Officer Andrew Clark Project Officer Rebecca Boyd Project Officer Rory Christie Project Officer Catherine Banks Project Officer Chris Hall Administrative Officer Debra Kelly Administrative Officer