The Essentials of Safe Care is a key resource that underpins the whole Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP). Programme-specific resources are also available, including the toolkits, clinical and care tools, case studies and reports below that can be used by health and social care services to improve the safety and reliability of care and reduce harm. 

Recordings and resources from past SPSP events can be viewed on our events pages by searching "Patient Safety" under areas of work.

Click on the section headings below to display the lists of resources. Click on the resource name to open the resource.

We are continually working to develop and share new resources. Email us at if you have suggestions for new resources or feedback to help us improve our existing resources, or if you have resources or a local example of improvement activity you would like to share with others.