Patient Safety

Welcome to our collection of resources to help you improve patient safety. Have a suggestion for a new resource or want to share some feedback? Let us know here.

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Global State of Patient Safety

The Global State of Patient Safety, makes the case for global collaboration to improve the safety and quality of healthcare, highlighting evidence-based strategies that could ensure safer systems and practices.

Added 4 October 2019


Video intervention to improve incident reporting among medical trainees

Improving graduate medical trainee involvement with patient safety and incident reporting is an important task in teaching hospitals that has been recognised across the country and led to numerous efforts to address barriers to incident reporting.

Added 4 October 2019

New Project

Monthly data on patient safety incident reports

Rolling data updated monthly, to show the number of patient safety incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in the last 12 months.

Added 4 October 2019

Highlighted Patient Safety Videos

In this video, we showcase highlights from the 2019 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare which took place in Taipei. The theme was Transforming Quality for Tomorrow. The programme focused on showing us how to transform outcomes for patients and their communities through innovative projects, collaborative working and a passion for change.

Share your work in improving quality, value and safety of care at one of the largest conferences focused on healthcare quality improvement and patient safety in the world.

Deadline for submissions: 5 November 2019

Blog posts

Hussain Jafri: Fighting for patient safety and advocacy in Pakistan


Partnership is key to bringing patient centred healthcare to Pakistan and the world, says Hussain Jafri

1 October 2019

Anna Mitjans and Miquel Vilardell: Fostering healthy practice among physicians

Anna Mitjans and Miquel Vilardell describe the experience of the Barcelona Medical Council and Galatea Foundation in creating programmes that focus on caring for healthcare professionals and preventing ill health.

1 October 2019

Latest news and research

Upcoming Events

Leaders in Healthcare Conference

Birmingham, 4-6 November 2019

Discover the latest ideas and innovations in medical and healthcare leadership and management at the 2019 Leaders in Healthcare conference. Brought to you by BMJ and FMLM.

Over three days, this conference will bring together over 700 attendees with an interest in leadership, from aspiring leaders to senior level managers and directors, to hear from 100+ inspiring speakers from around the world to discuss the future challenges and opportunities in healthcare.

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 

Copenhagen, 28-30 April 2020

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is one of the world’s largest conferences for healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and safety. In March 2019 we traveled to Glasgow, Scotland (SEC Centre) and welcomed our biggest audience to date – over 3,400 attendees from 70 countries. We provided an inspirational setting to meet, learn and share knowledge in our common mission to improve the quality and safety of care for patients and communities across the world.

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