Patient safety timeline

Patient safety timeline

Author: The Health Foundation

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Patient safety today has evolved through a combination of inspirational individuals, local initiatives, legal requirements as well as some high profile failures of care. This interactive timeline is a visual guide through some of the key patient safety events, both in the UK and internationally, over the past 150 years.

As the timeline shows, a huge amount of progress has been made in so many areas of patient safety. However history is marked by sobering reminders of the impact on people’s lives when serious failures of care take place.

What are your thoughts?

The timeline illustrates some of the key events over time, but it could never claim to be comprehensive. In your view, have we missed any key events or milestones? What do you think the main message is – how far we have come or how far do we still have to go? Please feel free to add your comments, suggestions and reflections in the comments box below.

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