SPSP Primary Care
We aim to reduce the number of events which could cause avoidable harm from care delivered in any primary care setting.
Why focus on this?
To ensure that patients don’t fall through the gaps as they move across different parts of our health and social care system SPSP in primary care supports the development of a culture of continuous quality improvement.
Who are we working with?
We work with our partners to co-design and co-deliver programmes of work by providing quality improvement support, tools and resources. Our partners include patients, Health and Social Care Partnership teams, NHS Boards, community pharmacy and dental practice teams, as well as colleagues in Scottish Government and other National Boards.
Where to find out more about SPSP Primary Care:
- 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:
- Access your health board's web-based online data collection tool
- Access your locally adapted data collection systems
- SPSP-PC data toolkit (Excel)
- Reporting Template and Guidance (PDF, 408kb)
- 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
Contact the team at email@example.com
Follow us on Twitter: @SPSP_PC