The drive to create Patient Safety Learning has been born from the frustration of seeing the same themes emerge time and time again in healthcare systems around the world.
Despite an increase in patient safety improvement projects in local organisations, there is a lack of a systematic approach to sharing knowledge and information about what patient safety initiatives and solutions work.
We repeatedly see culture highlighted in inquiries and investigations. We know that staff can still feel fearful of raising concerns and reporting incidents. Too often, healthcare organisations respond defensively to things that go wrong and this compounds the grief families experience and inhibits learning and change needed to prevent similar events happening again.
While there is now a national and international focus on these issues, we believe that Patient Safety Learning can play an important role in supporting healthcare organisations around the world to make positive changes in these areas and move towards a culture that better supports patient safety learning.