Campaign to improve NHS safety celebrates first year

Solent NHS Trust is pledging to keep improving patient safety as it helps celebrate the first birthday of national campaign Sign up to Safety
Solent NHS Trust is pledging to keep improving patient safety as it helps celebrate the first birthday of national campaign Sign up to Safety

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AN NHS trust is pledging to keep improving patient safety as it helps celebrate the first birthday of a national campaign.

On Wednesday, June 24, Solent NHS Trust is celebrating the anniversary of Sign up to Safety, a national patient safety campaign to help the NHS in England build a safer service and address the problem of unsafe care and avoidable harm.

Solent NHS Trust’s chief nurse Mandy Rayani said: ‘Talking about and taking action to improve patient safety is exciting and infectious and as a nurse, this is one infection I don’t worry about spreading.

‘When we joined up to Sign up to Safety we promised all patients and staff that we were placing the safety of patient central in all that we do.

‘We are achieving our goals by learning from each other and focusing on the areas where we can make care safer.’

To help mark the one-year anniversary of the national campaign and highlight the Sign up to Safety pledge, Mandy, alongside her colleagues, will be making sure it is safety first when she helps man an information stall in the Adelaide Health Centre, Southampton, to coincide with the campaign’s birthday week starting on Monday, June 22.

There will also be events taking place in Portsmouth at St James’ Hospital and St Mary’s Community Health Campus.

For more information visit signuptosafety.nhs.uk and the Solent NHS Trust’s Safety Improvement Plan can be viewed at solent.nhs.uk