Safe care for every person, in every setting, every time
The Essentials of Safe Care is a practical package of evidence-based guidance and support that enables Scotland's health and social care system to deliver safe care.
SPSP is a national quality improvement programme that aims to improve the safety and reliability of care and reduce harm. It is underpinned by a national learning system to rapidly capture and share learning to support spread at pace and scale.
Joanne Matthews, Head of Improvement Support and Safety at Healthcare Improvement Scotland said:
"The Essentials of Safe Care is a great example of what can be achieved when health and social care teams come together around the shared goal of improving the safety of care in Scotland. Thank you to everyone involved."
The Essentials of Safe Care is structured with the following themes:
- Person-centred care for all. The Essentials of Safe Care ensures that safe care and person-centred care go hand in hand.
- Safe communications. The Essentials of Safe Care inspires teams and leaders at all levels to communicate well, increase knowledge and skills and through shared learning, and build trust through ideas for prioritising staff well-being.
- Leadership to promote a culture of safety. The Essentials of Safe Care empowers teams to embed psychological safety and a culture that fosters staff wellbeing.
- Safe and consistent clinical and care processes for all care settings. Use the central resource for evidence-based guidance, standardised processes, and support with implementing safe staffing.
The new SPSP Learning System aims to accelerate shared learning from improvement work across all care services. Through collaborative working, sharing good practice and signposting to training resources, we aim to encourage continuous learning at all levels, in every care setting.