Scotland’s Patient Safety Programme Makes a Commitment to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Patient
Safety Movement Foundation
 (PSMF) announced today a commitment from
Scotland’s national patient safety initiative, the Scottish Patient
Safety Programme (SPSP).

Launched in 2008, the SPSP first started as a five-year program focused
on acute hospitals and now operates as a national initiative managed by
Healthcare Improvement Scotland aimed at improving the safety and
reliability of healthcare, whenever care is delivered.

SPSP’s commitment through the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is
broken down into the 6 different areas listed below. Central to all of
the areas are three core themes: 1) Prevention, recognition and response
to deterioration 2) Medicines Safety and 3) System enablers. For
complete details, please visit their commitment

  • Acute Adult: Improving reliable care
    delivery, communication and care planning & reducing harm and
    mortality in hospitals
  • Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs):
    Application of standard infection control precautions (SICPs) in all
    care settings & achieving reliable systems and processes around the
    reduction of HAIs
  • Primary Care: Improving safety across the
    community and across the interface & reducing harm from high risk
  • Maternity and Children (includes
    pediatric and neonatal care): Improving outcomes for babies, children
    and their mothers & increasing women’s satisfaction of their
    experience of care
  • Medication: Taking a whole system
    approach to the safer use of medicines
    & optimizing medication
    reconciliation and reducing harm from high risk medicines
  • Mental Health: Improving risk assessment
    and safety planning & reducing harm from restraint and seclusion

The programme’s goals include:

  • Improving patient safety in acute care by ensuring 95% of people are
    free from harm in the following areas: Cardiac Arrest,
    Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), pressure ulcers
    and falls
  • Reducing the hospital-standardized mortality ratio (HSMR) by 20%
  • Increasing the percentage of women satisfied with their experience of
    maternity care to >95%
  • Reducing the incidence of avoidable harm in women and babies by 30%
  • Reducing stillbirths and neonatal mortality by 15%
  • Reducing severe post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) by 30%
  • Reducing the incidence of non-medically indicated elective deliveries
    prior to 39 weeks gestation by 30%
  • General Dental Practice Teams plan to achieve 90% compliance with high
    risk medications care bundle by December 2016
  • 50% of Primary Care Clinical Teams plan to complete a Safety Climate
    Survey and develop their safety culture by March 2017
  • Reducing pressure ulcers in care homes by 50% by December 2017
  • Ensuring that within Mental Health inpatient units, both the patients
    and staff are kept safe and feel safe

“We are excited to be working with the Patient Safety Movement
Foundation,” said Joanne Matthews, Head of the SPSP. “Our programme has
to date been delivered through a collaborative approach based on the Breakthrough
Series Collaborative Model
, using national and local learning
events, site visits , webinars, collecting data and sharing learning
across the country. With ongoing programme expansion and development, a
range of other improvement methods are now being tested.”

“We are impressed with Scotland’s Patient Safety program and their
government’s focus on making patient safety a top priority,” said Joe
Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation “Patient safety
is a global issue and we hope to assist in breaking down the silos in
the healthcare eco-system around the world. We can help each other move
towards attaining zero faster.”

About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation

More than 3,000,000 people worldwide, and 200,000 people in the US die
every year in hospitals in ways that could have been prevented. The
Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support
of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in
Healthcare, to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020
(0X2020) in the US and dramatically worldwide. Improving patient safety
will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including
patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies,
government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement
Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems and
solutions of patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the annual
World Patient Safety, Science and Technology summit. The Summit presents
specific, actionable solutions to meet patient safety challenges,
encouraging medical technology companies to share the data for which
their products are purchased, and asking hospitals to make commitments
to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions. Visit

@0x2020 #patientsafety #0x2020


The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Irene Paigah, 858-859-7001