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Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative (GMECPSC)

Safety and ensuring patients are not harmed within a health and social care setting is everyone’s responsibility and Greater Manchester is in a unique position to be able to support and create a smooth pathway to improvement.

Through the Patient Safety Collaborative, a joint initiative funded and coordinated by NHS Improvement and delivered by Health innovation Manchester, we can work directly with local teams, supporting them to make sure they have the right skills and resources to implement improvements. We can also share good practice across the health system, focus on people-centred care and build relationships with NHS staff, business and academia to stimulate innovation and improvement.

The PSC will focus on three national areas of work:

  • Deteriorating Patient: To reduce harm and enhance the outcomes and experience of patients who are deteriorating.
  • Culture and Leadership: To help create the conditions that will enable healthcare organisations to nurture and develop a culture of safety.
  • Maternity and Neonatal: To improve maternity and neonatal care, specifically reducing the rate of stillbirth, neonatal death and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth by 20% by 2020.

 

The PSC has been set up to support, connect and provide initiatives and activities to drive improvement and ensure patient safety is embedded throughout the Greater Manchester health and social care community.

The PSC have also held the first Maternity and Neonatal Learning System event with more than 50 people attending, the interactive day with speakers, activities and information sharing opportunities.

To find out more about the project contact: patientsafetycollaborative@healthinnovationmanchester.com and follow them on Twitter @GMEC_PSC