The winners of the Patient Safety and Care Awards 2014 were announced at a ceremony in London tonight. Here we celebrate their best practice and highlight the other nominees
Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards 2013
Welcome to the Patient Safety and Care Awards winners’ brochure. The following few pages are a celebration of all the healthcare staff who have created or contributed to excellent healthcare initiatives that have made care safer and better quality for their patients and service users.
There has never been more scrutiny on the safety of healthcare, and quite right too. Last year’s reviews and inquiries by Francis, Berwick, Cavendish and Keogh must not lie gathering dust on a shelf - but the openness and transparency, and learning cultures that they advocated must thrive if the healthcare landscape is to truly become safe.
‘Nothing is more important than this work’
The health secretary Jeremy Hunt regularly litters his speeches with talk of the need to reduce never events and keep the public safer. And his Sign up to Safety campaign is further evidence of his belief that nothing is more important than patient safety and quality of care.
These awards showcase services that have been redesigned to put the patient truly at the centre of the care. These transformations have shown impressive results in patient and family satisfaction, and outcomes for patients.
Nothing is more important than this work, and so a huge congratulations to all our finalists and winners.
Alastair McLellan is the editor of HSJ and Jenni Middleton is the editor of Nursing Times