The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has signed up to the ‘Sign up to Safety’ campaign.
The campaign aims to make the NHS in England the safest healthcare system in the world by halving avoidable harm, saving around 6,000 lives a year.
The campaign has the potential to not only improve the quality and safety of services, but is also aligned with the NHS TDA’s core aim of supporting NHS Trusts to deliver sustainable quality in every part of the system.
Peter Blythin, Director of Nursing at the NHS Trust Development Authority said:
“The sign up to safety campaign sets an ambition that everyone in the NHS can unite behind – to be the safest health system in the world, saving thousands of lives in the process’.
“Many NHS Trusts are already undertaking pioneering work to improve the safety of services for their patients and this offers a real opportunity for Trusts to set their ambitions publicly by signing up. We will support and encourage organisations to be a part of this and to develop their plans, including identifying where there is existing good practice that others can learn from.’