Features of a patient safety culture

Features of a patient safety culture

Author: NHS Improvement

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Dr Sonya Wallbank, National Clinical Advisor to the Culture, Leadership and Engagement Project, describes the features of a safety culture.

The key ingredients for healthcare organisations that want to be safe are: staff who feel psychologically safe; valuing and respecting diversity; a compelling vision; good leadership at all levels; a sense of teamwork; openness and support for learning.

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