There's always room for improvement
The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP), part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub, is a unique national initiative that aims to improve the safety and reliability of healthcare and reduce harm, whenever care is delivered. From an initial focus on acute hospitals, our work now includes safety improvement programmes for Acute Adult, Primary Care, Maternity and Children, Medicines and Mental Health.
The Scottish Patient Safety Programme 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.